"'It was a rhyming A B C, which had come in a big parcel from Clara"
German picture sheet for learning the alphabet
GNU Free Documentation LicenseGerman picture sheet for learning the alphabet - Credit: unknown (uploaded by Stephan Herz)

An A B C is a book designed to teach children the alphabet. In many countries, there is a tradition of making up rhymes and songs which make it easier for a child to learn his/her alphabet.

Songs and rhymes that help children learn the alphabet are still in use: