A – Z and Back Again – A little bit of this and a wee bit of that!

A – Z and Back Again – A little bit of this and a wee bit of that!

Recommended age: 0-5

A beautifully illustrated alphabet book containing images, words, snippets of rhymes and sayings from everyday life.



This beautifully illustrated alphabet book was made during a series of workshops that explored some simple print techniques. A group of young children, Traveller and settled, worked with their older siblings and parents in family groups to produce the artwork and design pages.

Originally published in 2002, Kids’ Own is delighted to have an opportunity to reprint this classic title in 2020, with thanks to funding from the ESB Energy for Generations Fund.

F is for fish - Alphabetical book by Kids Own Publishing
B is for bucket - Alphabetical book by Kids Own Publishing
C is for chicken - Alphabetical book by Kids Own Publishing

‘The importance of pre-literacy and language development skills for young children cannot be underestimated. Research has shown that the most important interaction for supporting the development of these skills is the parent/caregiver–child interaction.’

– Sharon Boles, Manager, Sligo County Childcare Committee

‘These children love letters. They are proudly literate. They are competent artists. They are community makers who want to reach out and engage with others.’

– Dr. Carmel Brennan, Board member of Kids’ Own Publishing

Additional info

‘A-Z and Back Again’ is published by Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership in collaboration between Nazareth House Primary School in Derry, St. Edward’s National School in Sligo. The reprint is part of a new early literacy initiative developed in collaboration with Sligo County Childcare Committee and CYPSC Sligo/Leitrim and was kindly funded by the ESB Energy for Generations Fund.

A Kids’ Own Publication
1st Edition (2009)
2nd Edition (2020)

Paperback: 30 pages, full colour
ISBN: 9-781902-432168

100% of proceeds support children’s participation in the arts

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