書中依照英文字母順序，從一個有懼高症的太空人（astronaut）開始，接著是一座在朋友間燒燬的橋（bridge）、一只卡在碗櫥裡呼喊自由的杯子（cup）……《Once Upon an Alphabet》帶領我們逐一經歷26個創意無限的字母冒險。淘氣搞笑的情節、具節奏感的韻文，搭配奧利佛．傑法隨興生動的插畫，大小朋友可以一起放任想像力奔馳，帶著滔滔不絕的笑聲，快樂地享受這本最有趣的單字故事書。
THE alphabet book to top all others, from the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Day the Crayons Quit!
If words make up the stories and letters make up the words, then stories are made up of letters. In this menagerie we have stories made of words, made FOR all the letters.
The most inventive and irresistible book of the year spans a mere 26 letters (don't they all!) and 112 pages. From an Astronaut who's afraid of heights, to a Bridge that ends up burned between friends, to a Cup stuck in a cupboard and longing for freedom, Once Upon an Alphabet is a creative tour de force from A through Z. Slyly funny in a way kids can't resist, and gorgeously illustrated in a way readers of all ages will pour over, this series of interconnected stories and characters explores the alphabet in a way that will forever raise the bar.
In Once Upon an Alphabet, #1 New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers has created a stunning collection of words and artwork that is a story book, alphabet book, and gorgeously designed art book all in one.
Oliver Jeffers graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours. His outstanding talent has been recognised by several high-profile awards, including the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award. ‘Lost and Found' animation was broadcast on Channel 4. Oliver lives and works in Brookyln, New York.