Alpha Oops! The Day Z Went First by Alethea Kontis, illustrated by Bob Kolar
Abecedaries can be really stale and, of course, predictable--but not this one! Kontis offers us a fresh look at the ABCs when the Z refuses to play along. Sick and tired of being last, Z inspires all the letters to shake up the status quo and go in the order they want. Kolar’s deceptively simple illustrations give each letter (and a number of inanimate objects) real personality. You’ll relate if the first letter of your last name has always determined whether you’re last, first or stuck in the middle! Recommended for Kindergarten through 4th grade.