Ariana Koultourides. Due out 10th Sept 2019 from Annick Press, it's 32 pages and will be available in boardbook format.
This is a simple and beloved format. Each of the 26 animals is drawn clearly and simply along with a prop using the same letter of the alphabet. They're all really whimsical and cute and this will absolutely become a favorite read-to-me or bedtime book for the youngest children. There is a llama with lemonade (see cover), a mouse with a muffin, an urchin with an umbrella and 23 others. There's also a pictorial gallery double page at the back of the book with all of the letters together for memory and quiz fun. X is completely adorable (and yes, he has a xylophone, because X is always a xylophone).
This would also make a superlative classtime or library read.
Five stars. Such adorable and appealing art.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.