Friday, June 01, 2018

Spit Spot! Mary Poppins ABC by P. L. Travers

Look who's just blown in on the East Wind?

It's that famed nanny of children's literature, with her umbrella and carpet bag.

Mary Poppins is ready to instruct her charges in balloon soaring and cherry-chewing, and cleaning up, spit-spot--in her very own, especially curated abecedarian book for those learning their letters and meeting the characters in her classic children's novel.

J is for Jane and John, picking Juniper berries and Jasmine. Mary Poppins tells the Jeering Park Keeper to Jog along.

Sometime Mary takes her charges along as she does the daily errands:

M is for Michael and Mary Poppins, coming home from the Market with Meat and Marmalade.

And on their daily outings they meet some colorful characters, like that lucky chimney sweep:

L is for the Legend of the sweep. He'll Labor to Leave your chimney clean, and it's Lucky to shake his hand.

If you're feeling like a chorus of "Chim-Chim-Cheree!" about now, you're in the right place, in P. L. Travers Mary Poppins ABC (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), illustrated with the classic drawings of Mary Shepard from the ever-popular series, also made famous by the hit Broadway musical and the classic movie "Mary Poppins." This alphabet book is letter perfect as a preview for a read-aloud session with the original Mary Poppins, or as a rhyming preview for watching the movie. And get ready for One day in October when

"they all flew away Over the Oak trees."

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