Every Alphablock's personality revolves around his or her letter sound:
The central characters are the sripey vowels – A, E, I, O and U. One of them is (almost) always needed to make a word.
A is for apple: aaaaa!
Accident-prone A makes the short a sound (as in apple) whenever she falls from the sky, trips over or an apple falls on her head. Amazing A is also the singer with the BAND.
B plays the bass: b-b-b-b-b!
Brilliant B plays bass beautifully. She likes to boss her brother D around a bit. Let’s boogie, Blocks!
C makes things crack: c!
Cracking C makes a crack with every step – cool! She can be a bit competitive with her brother K, who makes the same sound – copycat!
D plays the drums: d-d-d-d!
Drummer D does dazzling drum solos. He’s in the BAND with his sister, B. Disaster? Don’t despair! D can do it!
E makes an echo: e-e-e!
Excuse me, everyone! Energetic E pulls out his loudhailer and makes an echoey short e sound (as in echo) to get everyone’s attention. He’s the hardest-working letter and he even has a secret alter-ego: Magic E, who wears a top hat and mask and jumps onto the end of words to make long vowel sounds (turning a CAP into a CAPE).
F can fly: ffffff!
Fantastic astronaut F has fun flying along and finds everything around her fabulous.
G Glug-glugs: g-g-g-g-g!
When green-fingered G glugs water, her grassy green hair grows. Gosh!
H huffs and puffs: h-h-h-h!
Hurry, H! H is always catching her breath as she hurries happily along, having fun keeping fit.
I sings i-i-i-i-i! I’m so important!
Incredible I thinks she’s the most important and interesting Alphablock, and she likes to remind us all by singing a loud, operatic short i sound (as in important).
J thinks she’s a jaybird: j-j-j-j!
Jolly J thinks she can sing and fly like a real jay, but in fact, she sings like a juddery jackhammer and lands with a jolt. Jumping Jellyblocks!
K kicks his ball: k! k! k!
King of the kickers, K likes to play keepy-uppy. He thinks his sister C is O.K.
L sings a lullaby: lll-lll-lll-lll-lll!
Lovely L sings a lilting lullaby to help the Alphablocks get to sleep. She loves her friends and likes to look after them.
M likes to munch: mmm!
Munching M says mmm! when he sees something yummy, then mmm-mmm’s some more as he munches it.
N says nnn-nnn… no! ****
No! No way! Not now! Never! N is a little bit negative and can’t bring himself to say yes. N plays No guitar with the BAND.
O says o! o! o! o! o!
Orange O only ever says short o (as in orange) – O-o o-o o! …but the others know exactly what he means. He often pulls out an O-shaped magnifying glass to wonder at things: o!
P appears with a pop: p!
Pixie P pops in, pops out, pops off and pops back, appearing and disappearing whenever she pleases. She particularly likes peas.
Q is quiet without U: qu! qu!
Quiet Q doesn’t make a letter sound on her own: but when U helps her make QU, she feels like a queen and clucks a proud qu-qu-qu!
R roars like a pirate: rrrrr!
Rrright, me hearrrties! Who’s the rrred pirate who’s always rrready to rrride in on her rrrope to rrrescue the rrrest? Arrrrr!
S is for sag: sssss!
Silly S sometimes sags with a sorry hissing sound, but she soon pumps herself up (sss-sss-sss!) and sorts herself out so she can soar in the air again.
T tuts when he runs out of tea: t-t-t!
Terrific T has a tip-top time when his teapot has tea, but Tut-tut! It’s terribly tedious when he runs out.
U thinks everything is unfair: uh!
Unlucky U is quite unfortunate and often upset. He is always groaning the short u sound uh! (as in unfair). Until something unbelievable happens…
V vrooms around: vvv-vvv!
Vrooming V is very kind, very helpful and very, very, vvvery fast: vvvvvvvvvvvvvv!
W is weepy: w-w-w!
Weepy W weeps when he is happy and weeps when he is sad. When he w-w-w’s, his top wells up with water until he wails. But he soon cheers up!
X uses his x-ray vision: x! x! x!
The Exciting X is an excellent superhero. He excels at extracting his friends from extremely extraordinary situations, and his call sign is an X. Stand back, Alphamortals: X strikes again!
Y says yyyyy… yes!
Young Y is always saying Yes! and Yippee! (or Yikes!) …and asking Why? Why? Why?
Z is for zzzzz! Wake up, Z!
Zooming Zebras! Z is in charge of the Alphablocks, but he often dozes off and has a quick snooze.