A is For…

Casey (imaginary friend): Another alphabet? Why?
Esmeralda (alter ego): Because most (all?) of the ones in existence have been written by adults.
Casey: So?
Esmeralda: A Hole is to Dig was a step in the right direction. Seeing Into Conversations was another.
Casey: And now?
Esmeralda: To make the case for story and play, we hatched a metaphor, populated it with a chicken and a bug named Feature and…
Lil C (aforementioned chicken): Beep.
Feature: That means turn the page.
Esmeralda: Wait! First click on the image and take a close look at the stories!

Academics or story and play?