The Alphabet by Reg Down


: how Pine Cone and Pepper Pot (with the help of Tiptoes Lightly and Farmer John) learned Tom Nutcracker and June Berry their letters.

Summer is almost over and Tom Nutcracker is soon to go to school. But deep in the forest on his father's farm two gnomes called Pine Cone and Pepper Pot are worried. What if the school does not teach Tom his letters properly? What if the teacher messes the alphabet up? Then Tom might spell Pine Cone as NEPI NOEC, or Pepper Pot as PREPREP TOP. He might even spell the famous Tiptoes Lightly as TOESPIT THIGLLY. That would be a disaster. A huge disaster!

So the two gnomes, with the help of Tiptoes Lightly and Farmer John, set out to teach Tom his letters. Tom's younger sister, June Berry, insists on being taught too, and never will they, or anyone else who reads this tale, forget their ABC's - or their LMNOP's or QRST's either.

For learning how to write the letters, The Alphabet is a wonderful resource rich in vocabulary. This chapter book is comprised of an illustrated story for each letter, songs, pictures, body poses, plays and adventures, silly and bold. Whether your child knows their alphabet or not Pine Cone and Pepper Pot guarantee that they will see the letters and the shape of the letters with new and creative eyes. 

Large format, full color book.

Soft cover; 8.5 x 11, 90 pages

Author and Illustrator: Reg Down

Suitable for children from late kindergarten to grade three – and for teachers and homeschoolers seeking to enrich the art of learning to write.