Taking cues from Dr. Seuss, Richard Wilbur, bp Nichol, Christian Bo:k and others, JonArno Lawson offers a book for children (and their adults) based on a love of wordplay and the self-imposed restrictions of the lipogram—words and sentences using only a limited set of vowels.
A Voweller’s Bestiary is an alphabet book based on vowel combinatiuons, rather than initial letters.
Iguana burial rituals
Aloof racoons gambol across woodlands
Accost stoats, goad toads
Loaf among oaks, swallow acorns,
Wanton racoon oafs, amok
Adopt gloam’s cloak:
Add to these lighthearted poems Lawson’s charming illustrations and you have a book that will delight children as it teaches them about the sounds of language.