Al­pha­bet Soup

The People's Friend Special - - FICTION - Tessa-Jo Stone.

A five-year-old lover of sto­ries

Has books that she’s ea­ger to read. She wants to learn all of her let­ters – That’s 26 let­ters we need.

Just 26 let­ters – not many –

For Shake­speare and Dick­ens and Keats. Use 26 let­ters on Face­book,

On Snapchat and e-mail and Tweets.

Per­haps she will write a best-seller For thou­sands of peo­ple to read, Or sto­ries for five-year-old chil­dren. Who knows where those let­ters might


We set out the al­pha­bet proudly And pick out the let­ters we know, Spell d-o-g, c-a-t daily –

Six down and there’s 20 to go!

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