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The Day ‘A’ Ran Away


When the letter B and the rest of the consonants take aim at the vowels for being such a small group, ‘A’ has her feelings hurt and runs away.  One by one the vowels depart, leaving the animals around them uttering wacky noises that get stranger by the minute.  Imagine the chaos if “the birds couldn’t tweet they could only twt, and the sheep couldn’t bleat, they could only blt.”   Once A, E, I, and O have left, it is up to U to find a way to reunite the alphabet and save the animal sounds.


Illustrations by Jessica Soria Gazquez