Al Pha's Bet

Al Pha’s Bet

Written by:
Illustrated by: Delphine Durand

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780399246012
  • 32 Pages
  • G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
  • 3-5 years


Wonderful things are being invented every day in Al Pha’s world-fire, the wheel, even shadows! His big chance to be part of history comes when the King announces that the twenty-six recently invented letters need to be put in order. Al makes a bet with himself that he’s the man for the job. Through a series of funny events, he eventually finds the perfect order for the letters, and the king rewards him by naming his creation the “Alphabet.”

Sure to entertain and engage young readers, this book turns the ABC’s inside out. Kids will laugh at the quirky illustrations and clever wordplay, while wondering where the alphabet really did get its order.
Al Pha's Bet

Al Pha’s Bet

Written by: Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Illustrated by: Delphine Durand