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Z Goes First

Z Goes First

An Alphabet Story Z-to-A

Sean Lamb, with illustrations by Mike Perry

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The letter Z is tired of being in last place—she wants to go first! So she and her best friend, Y, decide to move to the front of the alphabet.

There are a lot of letters in the way! D blocks the path with his belly (too many doughnuts). I is too full of himself (“I am incredible”). And L, M, N, O, and P stick together like a brick wall. They all teach Z and Y that the full alphabet is lot more complicated than just ABC.

With Mike Perry’s eye-popping artwork and Sean Lamb’s clever twists on everyday letters, this new kind of alphabet book takes you on an unforgettable adventure all the way from A to Z and back again.

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“Will Z and Y make it to the beginning of the alphabet? Kids will no doubt find their quest a hoot and giggle.” —Kirkus Reviews

“[Z and Y] no sooner finish their alphabetical ramble than Z wants to start over. So will young abecedarians.” —Booklist

Praise for Z Goes First

“Will Z and Y make it to the beginning of the alphabet? Kids will no doubt find their quest a hoot and giggle.” —Kirkus Reviews

“[Z and Y] no sooner finish their alphabetical ramble than Z wants to start over. So will young abecedarians.” —Booklist

Sean Lamb, with illustrations by Mike Perry

Sean Lamb is a writer by trade at an advertising agency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His creative background led him to writing fiction for all ages, from picture books to adult. He earned his BA in English writing and rhetoric at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. Currently, he lives in a Milwaukee bungalow with his wife and pup, who share his love for cozying up with a good book. Z Goes First is his first picture book.

Mike Perry is a designer and artist working in numerous media: books, magazines, films, and newspapers. He is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. His creative adventure began at age thirteen when his grandfather gave him a tackle box full of paint. From then on, it has been one canvas, silk screen, notebook page, paper, and poster print after another. Perry went to Minneapolis College of Art and Design for a degree in graphic design, and his first job was designing for Urban Outfitters, where he worked for three years. Z Goes First is his debut picture book.

Sean Lamb