A Is for Amos by Deborah Chandra

By Deborah Chandra

Clippety clap clippety clap A is for Amos and i am on his backB for the bumpety bridge we crossC for the clippety clop of his trot . . . So starts off an infectious rhythmic chant that takes a lady on an imaginary event on a superb horse. The nation-state, the animals they see alongside the best way, and a dramatic typhoon all determine in a narrative that takes its lead from the development of the alphabet. full of life watercolor illustrations adroitly catch the buzz of the journey, one readers should want to take many times.

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Cows’ soft mooing, donkey braying Y for yellow hay to lie in ’ t i s clo n y e p t h -petT y lop-pe And Z —for lazy Amos— clip- t-y clops pe stops.

Cows’ soft mooing, donkey braying Y for yellow hay to lie in ’ t i s clo n y e p t h -petT y lop-pe And Z —for lazy Amos— clip- t-y clops pe stops.

Cows’ soft mooing, donkey braying Y for yellow hay to lie in ’ t i s clo n y e p t h -petT y lop-pe And Z —for lazy Amos— clip- t-y clops pe stops.

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