Soup of Alphabets, Volume 002

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A second helping of Alphabet Books! This collection has a wide-ranging variety of short books, and not only for younger readers, but also for young and not so young adults. Opening with a book based on the colorful language of London's street vendors, this collection winds its way through a book of tongue-twisters, two primers of nonsense poetry by the inimitable Edward Lear, and early readers from 19th century England. For older readers, there is the biting, sardonic humor of Hilaire Belloc's satirical alphabet verses. There is even a "Baseball ABC," a recording which will be released in time for the World Series playoffs! Soup's on! (Summary by Denny Sayers) (1 hr 13 min)


Read and Be Wise: A New Battledoor 2:48 Read by Ruth Golding
Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain & Perfect Pronunciation 11:16 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
A Was Once an Apple Pie 4:43 Read by Annise
A Moral Alphabet in Words of from One to Seven Syllables 23:26 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
A Was an Ape 5:19 Read by Annise
Alphabet of Fruits 4:32 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Alphabet of Celebrities 3:59 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
ABC of the Apple Pie 1:47 Read by AaronW
Aunt Louisa's London Alphabet 6:24 Read by Logan McCamon
Baseball ABC 2:17 Read by Logan McCamon
The Doings of the Alphabet 7:12 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)