A was an Apple Pie


Another traditional rhyme (OK, it's a rhyme that doesn't). and another alphabet book. This one dates back several hundred years; indeed early versions omit the letters I and U (because at the time the capital letter forms were just thought of as different versions of J and V). Of course, the Ampersand (the "&" sign) isn't a letter and never has been, but I like the sound of the word, and it ties up the poem nicely. And it gave me an excuse to draw a baby.

There is no logical sequence or story, although O and P are clearly connected, as are S and T! I particularly like "U", the clumsy teenager, and the mournful "M" with her black hanky. Did anyone spot the mathematical pun in "Q"?

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