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A Is for Bee: An Alphabet Book in Translation

Written by Ellen Heck
Illustrated by Ellen Heck
Published by Levine Querido

What letter does the word bee start with?
If you said “B” you’re right – in English!
But in many, many languages, it actually starts with A.
Bee is Anū in Igbo,
Aamoo in Ojibwe,
Abelha in Portugese.
And Ari in Turkish.

Come and explore the gorgeous variations in the ways we talk about familiar things, unified and illuminated through Ellen Heck’s eye-catching, graphic scratchboard details and hidden letterforms.

Primary ISBN: 9781646141272
Publication Date: June 2022
Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook, eBook
Picture Book, Age 03 or older

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