The Unruly Alphabet by Aaron McKinney is the alphabet book for bad children. Don't tell me there aren't parents out there who know their kids could use a good shake up. This could be just the ticket. Badly behaved letters (oh, yes, all 26 of them) run amok in this abecedary that pulls no punches. Vicious letters, and ugly to boot, are sure to produce nightmares in the mild-mannered. This is the perfect primer for those who have tired of cute, sweet or saccharine. Our favorite pair of baddies? "I initiated J's jump."
Hardcover, 32 pages. Mark Batty Publisher, 2010. $14.40 at Amazon.