Alphabet Tree, The
Leo Lionni (2004), Knopf
The Alphabet Tree is full of leaves and letters that constantly get scattered by the wind. In order to stay safe, the letters have been bunched together in the center of the tree for a very long time. All of this changes when the word-bug comes along and shows the letters how to become stronger against the wind by joining together to make words. Then, a fuzzy caterpillar shows the words how to say important things worth hearing. The letters are no longer scattered about.