Abigail is good at many things. She can dance the cha-cha, make up stories to tell her best friend, George, and strike a fabulous pose. But there is one thing she loves to do most of all: Abigail loves to s-p-e-l-l. When her school announces the annual spelling bee, Abigail spends her days practicing with the help of George, but things don’t go according to plan. Can George convince Abigail that winning isn’t everything?
Anna Alter’s gentle text, which contains fun words to spell throughout, and gorgeous illustrations make for a perfect match in this endearing story of friendship.
About Anna Alter
ANNA ALTER graduated from the Rhode Island School for Design. She has written and illustrated a number of children's books including Abigail Spells, Disappearing Desmond, and A Photo for Greta, which the New York Times called, "a paean to paternal love." Anna lives in westen Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, and two cats, but travels all over to visit schools and libraries to talk about her work. You can visit her on the Web at annaalter.com.
WINNER 2010 Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices