The Dangerous Alphabet is an alphabet book with a wonderfully quirky difference. Full of spooky illusions, rhyming couplets and an entertaining ghost story. Neil Gaiman’s picture book is particularly perfect during the run up to Halloween.
Starting at A and ending with Z Gaiman pens a story of two children who head off in the darkness of the night with a map and a boat.
A single couplet graces each page spiriting the reader past skulls and monsters, pirates and shivers!
“U are the reader who shivers with dread.”
The rhythm and rhyme are accompanied by the amazingly detailed illustrations of Gris Grimby – full of intricate elements which push the narrative in to a new dimension – this one is suitable for older readers too.