• author: Inese Zandere
  • illustrations: Ūna Laukmane

isbn: 978-9984-820-30-9

size: 13 x 19 cm

quantity: 88 pages

year: 2011

first edition sold

The book is very much like a letter nursery in which the whole alphabet is divided into small ‘playgroups’ made up by the poet: they play together in rhymes and illustrations, exercise and enjoy games. Each ‘letter man’ has been assigned a rhyme of his own in which his letter can be easily spotted and the corresponding sound heard repeatedly.
Each playgroup also has a rhyme of its own; the poet has given them names derived from their appearance: the Tummies, Humpies, Tufties, Cappies, Rakies, Fencies, Scutties, Peggies and Twisties. Each of the letter playgroups teaches children an exercise which allows them to enjoy some physical activities and have some fun. The reader can decide to which playgroup his or her first name and last name belong. ‘My letters are the thin and straight I and the twisted and bended Z, which makes me a Peggy-Twisty in this nursery school,’ the author explains.