Mouse picks a sweet-smelling flower to bring to a special someone when—Achoo!—his noisy journey through the alphabet begins! His sneeze sets off a boisterous chain of fun and mishaps, and he’ll have to navigate through a parade of rowdy animals (Bzzz! Chirp!) and dodge a few hazards (Ding-a-ling! Eek!) along the way. Readers will encounter surprises and delights on every page as they cheer Mouse through his colorful quest to present the flower to… Well, you’ll find out when he gets there!
Award-winning poet and author Julie Larios offers a clever take on an ABC book with her fun, onomatopoeic text that begs to be read aloud. Illustrator Julie Paschkis, who brought us P. Zonka Lays an Egg and Albert the Fix-it Man, creates an explosion of vibrant, folk-art illustrations and a cast of charming characters. Young readers will love discovering the lively story behind the simple text in this exuberant introduction to literacy, and they’ll be inspired to create imaginary alphabet adventures of their own.
See more of Eek!’s fun-loving characters and colorful illustrations in this excerpt!
Create your own alphabet adventure with this storytime and classroom activity kit!
“This clever take on the alphabet book lets readers fill in the story on their own…. Paschkis’ folk-art–inspired illustrations, filled with movement, pattern, and color, practically leap off the page…. An absolute zoo of an ABC book—in the best possible way.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
“Charming…adorable, brightly colored illustrations… Parents, teachers, and caregivers will enjoy the artwork and the opportunity to work on oral language…. A lovely and fun addition to an early childhood collection or for early literacy experiences.” —School Library Journal
Join Mouse’s noisy journey in Eek! this September at your local library, indie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble, and don’t forget to check out the rest of our brand-new Fall 2020 titles as well as our picture books and middle grade titles coming to Peachtree this season in paperback!