A is for donkeys, and frolicking in
B is a black and gold buzz, with a sting
A is for Donkeys is an alphabetic adventure with a difference.
Readers are invited to delight in the sounds and semantics of letters A-Z, discovering many quirks of the English language along the way.
This is a celebration of the absurdities of spelling and pronunciation, using puns and idioms, old and new.
The stylish letterform illustrations by Riccardo Guasco amplify the playfulness and occasional pathos of Jonathan Hope's verse.
A gem of a book for all phonetics-phobic adults, linguistically-curious children and fun-seeking English language learners.