I've seen lots of alphabet books, and they are usually the most boring reading in a children's library. Adults fall asleep while reading them aloud. Martin's book, however, will capture a different reaction.
Cleverly, quietly, without being seen.
For waxing, then faxing, his boss's new slacks.
I heard Martin and Chast interviewed by Steve Inskeep on NPR this morning, so I hopped over there and stole their images.
Speaking of children's libraries reminds me that I'm going to become a more regular visitor to libraries, on account of losing my job in the coming months. It won't be hard to hop on downstairs and have a peep at this one. I almost said check it out, but that would be confusing.