Which young child hasn’t said ella minnow pea as they first recite L through P of the alphabet? If the name hasn’t captured your attention, what about the premise of the book? This fascinating work of art is about Ella Minnow Pea who lives on the island of Nollop named after the author of the famous sentence – “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” – which uses all letters of the alphabet. As letters fall off the statue of Nevin Nollop, the letters are no longer used in the novel. If you haven’t encountered this book for your upper elementary students, now’s the time!
October 13, 2020