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Q: Children's Book Title ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: Children's Book Title
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Books and Literature
Asked by: clayton6999-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 25 Oct 2006 09:18 PDT
Expires: 24 Nov 2006 08:18 PST
Question ID: 776763
What is the name of the children's book in print sometime in the
1970's in Canada about a boy named Zachary who ends of moving a lot
and every school he goes to they laugh at his name, until one day he
goes to a school where there is a child in the class for every letter
in the alphabet except for Z(ed) so all the kids cheer when Zach tells
them his name because now the class is complete

Clarification of Question by clayton6999-ga on 08 Nov 2006 05:41 PST
The boy's name is Zachary Zed and the children chant "Zachaery Zed go to Bed"
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Children's Book Title
From: bowler-ga on 25 Oct 2006 10:26 PDT
Just a guess:

"The Story of Zachary Zween"

"A to Z, that was the rule of this particular London school..." So
starts the story of poor Zachary Zween who is always last in
everything; but he learns that--sometimes--good things come last!
Excellent rhythm and rhyme makes this book a good "read-out-loud"

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Subject: Re: Children's Book Title
From: keystroke-ga on 25 Oct 2006 11:05 PDT
Sounds like a cool idea for a book!
Subject: Re: Children's Book Title
From: bowler-ga on 08 Nov 2006 07:21 PST
Ragged Robin: Poems from a to Z 
Reeves, James 

"...Quirky characters and friendly beasts inhabit the pages of this
inviting, delightful poetry book. The poems regale the letters of the
alphabet, from King Arthur in Avalon, through moths and moonshine, to
Zachary Zed..."

Although the above book was published in 1990


I also found this reference:

"Zed vs Zee

Also like the English, Canadians refer to the last letter of the
alphabet as Zed.  (Even though "zee" does work better in the context
of singing The Alphabet Song.) I remember a story we had to read in
Grade One about a kid named Zachary who didn't like his name because
all the kids used to tease him by chanting "Zachary Zed... go to bed!"
 I presume this story was never heard in the US?"

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