The book is absolutely gorgeous. It has a retro, classic feel to it and makes me think of 1950s children's books. The illustrations by Luciano Lozano are colourful and fun and add to the story nicely. The text is a little complicated for Middle (5) to read himself but he attempted some of it and then we read the rest together. Girl, at the age of nearly 8, is obviously beyond this level of education but still enjoyed listening to the story.
Both children loved the added touch of the certificates, sticker sheets and posters. The posters feature each letter of the alphabet in upper and lower case and each letter has characteristics, favourite words and an associated musical instrument. This brings each letter to life for children.
The story is entertaining and shows children that there's nothing to worry about with learning, especially the basics such as the alphabet, and that it can be fun.
This is a clever way of getting young children interested in letters and words and my two felt very important being just two of very few people who know about the MInistry of Letters!
This got a big thumbs up from Girl and Middle and comes highly recommended from them.
Check out the Ministry of Letters website for more details.
Recently added is the Singing Alphabet app for iPad and iPhone. Take a look at their video from YouTube
I also really like this rather funky Alphaphonic Orchestra video