> Skip to content
  • Published: 12 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780399246012
  • Imprint: Putnam
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $29.99

Al Pha's Bet



Wonderful things are being invented every day in Al Pha's world-fire, the wheel, even shadows! His big chance to be part of history comes when the King announces that the twenty-six recently invented letters need to be put in order. Al makes a bet with himself that he's the man for the job. Through a series of funny events, he eventually finds the perfect order for the letters, and the king rewards him by naming his creation the "Alphabet."

Sure to entertain and engage young readers, this book turns the ABC's inside out. Kids will laugh at the quirky illustrations and clever wordplay, while wondering where the alphabet really did get its order.

  • Published: 12 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780399246012
  • Imprint: Putnam
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is, alphabetically, an author of adult and children’s books; contributor to magazines and NPR; host of the literary and music variety show Writers’ Block Party; and mother of some kids. She lives in Chicago.

Also by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

See all

Related titles