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I Love the Alphabet

I Love the Alphabet


A timeless topic with a fun, fresh face. Ladybugs love this book, too! Adopt the menagerie of creatures in this classic picture book.

Children’s Book of the Month Selection, 2005 Teachers Choice Award, 2005 Benjamin Franklin Award.


Giggle next to someone giggly with this silly, rhyming journey through the beloved alphabet. Young and old will adore this lively leap through the letters, and the cheerful and colorful collages by newly acclaimed author and illustrator, Dar Hosta.

I Love The Alphabet, the second book in the “I Love...” series, written and illustrated by collage artist, Dar Hosta, will make you fall in love with your ABC's over and over again!

A celebration of letters, in both upper and lower cases, and a wonderful read-aloud title for pre-readers, encouraging children to predict the rhymes, delighting them with alliteration, and dazzling them with vibrant, collage illustrations.


Oh yes I love the alphabet, oh yes I really do! Yes, I love the about you?

The animal antics are described in snappy, rhyming verse, which sometimes sneaks in some counting practice. Hosta’s dynamic collage creations steal the show. Each letter gets one full-page collage illustration and the pictures are exceptional.



...With vibrant illustrations that leap out from the page in a raw shock of color... this humorous approach to the alphabet helps make learning fun and memorable for little ones.
-Midwest Book Review

You may purchase I Love The Alphabet through Etsy with totally secure online credit card transactions. You will receive your book within 7-14 business days. You may also purchase through Amazon.

Booksellers and Libraries may order from Baker & Taylor, Follett BRODART, BWI or directly from Brown Dog Books. Please contact us for terms if you are interested in placing a wholesale order with Brown Dog Books.

Ages 1-7, Hardcover ISBN 97809721967-1-0, $17.95