A You're Adorable

A You're Adorable

by Martha Alexander

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“Warm illustrations by Martha Alexander . . . and the silly words address kissable little sweethearts.” —Publishers Weekly

A You’re adorable 
B You’re so beautiful 
C You’re a cutie full of charm 
D — You’ll be delighted by this delicious trip through the alphabet! Sing along as a lively company of children and assorted pets scamper across the bright pages and through the letters from A to Z. With warm and charming illustrations by Martha Alexander, this popular 1940s song by Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise, and Sidney Lippman makes a captivating board book. Complete with the music for the song, here is a ditty for your darling, a song for your sweetheart, a valentine for anytime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763653323
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 12/13/2011
Pages: 20
Sales rank: 72,742
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 5.56(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 3 Years

About the Author

Sidney Lippman says, "Making an illustrated children's book out of the song is such a natural idea that I'm amazed the process wasn't reversed—that the children's book didn't come first, followed by the song."

Martha Alexander said, "I've never had so much fun illustrating a book. My editor and art director said, 'No limits—do it the way you want.' That really freed me. I especially loved putting the baby animals in the pictures." Martha Alexander died in 2006.

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A You're Adorable 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book and pictures but was disappointed that the music didn't come with it as described in the summary. My daughter is a pianist and I wanted that for her and her children
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This book is taken from a song that I used to sing to my children when they were babies. Now I purchase it for the next generation to continue the sweet song. Babies as young as 3 months will listen to the book.
GranmamaCV More than 1 year ago
My 16 month old granddaughter loves me to sing this book to her. She gets right in there and turns the pages for me and bounces along with the rhythm. The only thing we change is the words for the letter "I". We sing "You're the ice cream on my thighs", which will hopefully get a laugh from her some day! (I'd rather she laugh than idolize.) It is one of her favorite stories to "read"!
NJGranny More than 1 year ago
Wonderful song, and wonderful book. Even if the reader sings a little off-key (by all means, add the tune), a baby / toddler will love hearing it from a grandparent or parent. It's a perfect bedtime read - beautiful sentiments with just the right illustrations - and it's a board book, so it will hold up when little ones show their appreciation by taking a bite.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My grandfather sang the song to me when I was a child. I was soooo glad to find this book. Now I can pass a piece of my grandfather on to my kids.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Our family treasures this book! I had never heard the song or seen the book when I ordered it for my one year old twins. We read A your Adorable several times everyday! My husband and I quickly committed the words to memory and recite it all the time. All young children will enjoy this book and so will their families!