The Day That A Ran Away

BCR Fegan
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McNally Robinson

Description

Master Jet has forgotten to complete his homework… or has he? Jet’s teacher is surprised to find that instead of the alphabet, his page is completely blank. Jet tries to explain that it really isn’t his fault. After all, how can he help it, if none of his letters want to stay on the page!

Details

Publisher – TaleBlade Press

Publication Date – September 1, 2018

Format – Hardback | Paperback | Kindle | ePub

Dimensions – 8 x 10 in (254 x 203 mm)

ISBN – HB 978-1-925810-00-4 | PB 978-1-925810-01-1 | Kindle 978-1-925810-02-8 | ePub 978-1-925810-03-5

Pages – 32 pages | 32 color illustrations

Language – English

Age Range – 3 to 6

Characters

Activities

Did you know… each letter has its own secrets?

Arrogant A is an astronaut

Alizarin

Blue B is a butterfly

Blue

Clumsy C is a clown

Cyan

Defensive D is a dinosaur

Dirt

Energetic E likes eggs

Ebony

Funny F likes flowers

Fuchsia

Gloomy G wears goggles

Green

Harsh H is a hippopotamus

Heliotrope

Ignorant I is an iguana

Icterine

Joyful J is a jug

Jade

Kooky K is a king

Kobe

Lonely L is locked

Livid

Mellow M is a monster

Magenta

Nimble N is a needle

Navy

Optomistic O is an octopus

Orange

Polite P is a peacock

Purple

Quaint Q likes to question

Quartz

Rigid R wears ribbon and roses

Red

Shy S is a snake

Scarlet

Tired T wears a tie

Teal

Unique U is a unicorn

Ultramarine

Villainous V is a volcano

Violet

Weird W is a worm

Wheat

Xyloid X is Xylophonic

Xanadu

Youthful Y likes yarn

Yellow

Zany Z wears a zipper

Zaffre

Did you know… each page has hidden items to find?

Including an item in Bahasa Indonesia

A – Acorn, Ant, Apple Tree, Axe, Angsa (Goose)
B – Broom, Bird, Barn, Bag, Bunga (Flower)
C – Cat, Cherry, Cubby House, Caterpillar Capung (Dragonfly)
D – Daisy, Daffodil, Dalmatian, Daun (Leaf)
E – Elk, Eye Eceng Gondok (Water Hyacinth)
F – Fox, Frog, Flower, Fern
G – Gate, Grasshopper, Gagak (Crow)

H – Hen, Hay, Hilir (Downstream)
I – Insect, Ivy, Ikan (Fish)
J – Juniper Berries, Jetty, Jangkrik (Cricket)
K – Kite, Kitten, Kastil (Castle)
L – Lady Bug, Lizard, Lampu Jalan (Street Light)
M – Mouse, Mushroom, Mountains, Mawar (Rose)

N – Nachos, Newspaper, Napkin, Nanas (Pineapple)
O – Owl, Onion, Obat (Medicine)
P – Pie, Pumpkin, Plant, Panci (Pan)
Q – Quail, Quill
R – Rabbit, Rake, Rantai (Chain)
S – Spider, Scarf, Sandwich, Shoes, Semangka (Watermelon)
T – Tree, Train, Tulip, Tennis Racket, Tawon (Bee)

U – Ukulele, Umbrella, Ulat (Worm)
V – Vase, Vest, Violin, Voli (Vollyball)
W – Watch, Wallet, Water Bottle, Window, Wortel (Carrots)
X – Xylophone, Xenops
Y – Yoyo, Yardstick, Yarn, Yute (Jute)
Z – Zebra Crossing

Excerpt and Synopsis

Excerpt

 

‘Oh no!’ said the teacher. ‘Master Jet,
You haven’t written the alphabet.’

‘I did, Mrs May,’ said Jet in dismay, ‘but…
Today was the day that A ran away.’

B was so sad that she didn’t stay.
left as well; he wanted to play.

D‘s scared of school and went into hiding.
E followed next. I think he went riding.

Synopsis

Warning – Spoilers

While Mrs May is checking her students’ homework, she notices that Jet hasn’t managed to write down the letters of the alphabet. Instead of providing a familiar excuse, Jet offers Mrs May an elaborate story about how every letter happened to leave his page while he was walking to school that morning.

The Day That A Ran Away clearly and cleverly moves through the alphabet from A to Z. Each page has a number of items to find and the simple rhyme on each page will help readers remember the letter sequence. The story also touches gently on the concept of homework and the importance of making an effort.

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