Alphabuddies: G is First!

By Beth Bacon and Karen Kane
Illustrated by Eric Barclay
HarperCollins, July 2023

g wants to be first in the alphabet song.

But a has a big problem with that! g can’t be first.

Not today, not tomorrow, and not next week.

a tells g if they change the order of the alphabet song, reading will be DESTROYED!

Filled with laugh-out-loud humor, Beth Bacon and Karen Kane’s witty wordplay is perfectly paired with Eric Barclay’s colorful characters. You’ll never sing the alphabet song in the same way again!


— Named one of the year’s Best Children’s Books (2024 Edition) from Bank Street College of Education

A delightful book that is more than a fresh look at the ABCs; it takes on rule-breaking and reasoning and is a fun addition to any collection”—School Library Journal

“The small-panel comic illustrations are charming; the letters, with stick appendages, tiny accessories, and simple but expressive features, have distinct personalities…while the pacing and humor are deft. Hilarious and subversive.“—Kirkus