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Alphabe Thursday Z is Zebra

November 14, 2013

Last letter of the alphabet and I clutch at straws! I am not without resources as you know; there is no good reason why ‘Z’ eludes me as she does.  So I resort to my passion; a good old ABC book, written by Helen Gillian Oxenbury (born 1938) and published in 1971.  My children would have had this book and others by her and delighted in them;  as I did they were  such a change from those I had grown up with during the 1950s.  

Helen was among the  most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators of her time.

Her many books for children include the Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll; Smarties Book Prize-winning Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell; We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen;Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, written by Mem Fox, as well as her classic board books for babies.

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16 Comments leave one →
  1. November 14, 2013 12:50 pm

    I love zebras and zoos!!

  2. Rose-Ann permalink
    November 14, 2013 1:32 pm

    Are you going back to A again next?

    • November 14, 2013 2:06 pm

      Yes! I think I shall have my own little theme this time but cannot think of one at the moment but I will!

  3. November 14, 2013 2:28 pm

    Cute post ~ fun photos ~ carol, xxx

  4. November 14, 2013 2:57 pm

    Lovely illustrations for a children’s book.

  5. November 14, 2013 3:01 pm

    Those really are wonderful. I’ll see what else I can find of hers online. Thanks!

    • November 14, 2013 3:15 pm

      You will find plenty and she still creates I believe. Her partner too is well known .

  6. November 15, 2013 4:08 am

    Zebras are such majestic creatures!!

    • November 15, 2013 7:55 am

      Yes they are … but I was surprised that they make the sound of a donkey; lovely but not so majestic 🙂

  7. November 15, 2013 6:12 pm

    The illustrations are delightful!


  8. December 11, 2013 2:54 pm

    Zooming through an “ABC” book is a great way to add some zest to this round…

    Especially when the letter “Z” is featuring zebras!

    Thanks for linking.


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