V is for visibility

ABC A Family Alphabet Book, by Bobbie Combs (illustrated by Desiree Keane and Brian Rappa), may or may not currently be in the shorthairs of the would-be censors. But it’s a great book. Not like the plot surprises — it’s the alphabet, after all; we know where it’s headed. But the quiet appearance and reappearance of two-mom- and two-dad-headed families keeps us picking it up again and again. (“O is for overalls. I always wear my overalls when my dads take us to the playground.”)

The first time the beloved read it with the lil’ monkey, she got teary after just a few pages. The beloved, that is. Our girlie just liked the illustrations.

4 Responses to V is for visibility

  1. MaMaMia October 3, 2007 at #

    We like this one too. The illustrations are a bit more obvious than the “1 2 3 a Family Counting Book.”

  2. rreagler October 4, 2007 at #

    My kids like this book too. But they don’t get teary unless one whacks the other on the head with the book. Hard.

  3. Reno October 4, 2007 at #

    Thanks! I’m going to order a few copies from my local bookstore, assuming they don’t already have it for me to buy on the spot.


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