Picks and Pans Review: New for Children

updated 08/26/1991 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/26/1991 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>APPLES, ALLIGATORS AND ALSO ALPHABETS ABSOLUTELY ALLITERATIVE, THIS RAMBUNCTIOUS ABC book by Odette and Bruce Johnson is a change of pace from the standard lions ("Lizards, Loons and Lazy Lagoons") and tigers ("Turtles, Toads and Tickled Tummies") volume. (Oxford, $13.95)

AN ALPHABET OF ROTTEN KIDS! NO JASONS, NO JENNIES. AUTHOR David Elliott PREFERS rarer names: "Margarite/who everybody thought so sweet/until she grabbed the Sunday meat/and shoved it down the parakeet." (Philomel, $14.95)

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