Oops Pounce Quick Run! An Alphabet Caper
by Mike Twohy
Balzer + Bray, 2016
2017 Geisel Honor Book
Using approximately 26 words, beginning with A and ending with Z, we follow a story of a sleeping mouse who is chased by a dog when the dog’s ball accidentally bounces into the mouse’s lap. For readers learning the alphabet, they’ll delight in finding the next letter really does continue the story as the chase goes through the Kitchen, Living room, and the mouse is Missing. The O, P, Q, R in the title are the actual words in the story. See how the illustrations work together with the alphabet words to make this story one of suspense, yet one with an endearing ending. A fun and educational read.