Alphabet Books 1-7
Posted by caribookscoops on November 8, 2008
Okay so here are the alphabet books for this week. The first two I will just put the links so you can check them out. The other five will be listed below
Alphabad Mischievous ABCs by Shannon Stewart Illustrated by Dusan Petricic
This book is hilarious as it chronicles some very “bad” kids through some alliteration adentures. Kids getting themselves in trouble for doing some crazy kids stuff. Like S is for spying. Spying on sister’s secrets is a sly and splendid sport. Yeah maybe some of my siblings would have some experience with this one. Anyone want to confess? Not that I didn’t do any of that . . . um yeah. So anyway lots of laughs and in this book especially for an ABC book. My 4 year old wanted to read this book so we did. She didn’t catch a lot of the humour, but liked it still. I think it would work best for probably 1st-3rd grade.
Winnie the Pooh’s A to Zzzz by Don Ferguson Illustrated by Bill Langly and Diana Wakeman
This is a cute book. Of course I think Winnie the Pooh is absolutely adorable and this ABC book does a good job with a short 4 line poem for each letter of the alphabet. Example Q is for Quilt. Let it snow and Let it Storm! Under his quilt Pooh is cozy and warm. It does a good job with a choosing a word that matches with the common sounds of this letters. This would be a good book for pre-schoolers.
The Dinosaur Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta illustrated by Ralph Masiello
This book features a different dinosaur for each letter and includes short factual information about that dinosaur. If your kids love dinosaurs – I am sure they would love this book! The pictures are fun and colorful. This particular author has lots of alphabet books including the Icky Bug Alphabet Book and The Yucky Reptile Alphabet Book. One thing I like is that he often includes a question in the dinosaur’s description so it would be great discussion starter.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault Illustrated by Lois Ehlert
I love the rhythm of this book. Seriously I am practically sang the whole thing to my daughter. She giggled almost the whole way through of course. What an excellent way to introduce letter names. Simple, yet brilliant. The illustrations are very bright and fun. This would be an excellent book with pre schoolers and young elementary age students.
The Unicorn Alphabet Book by Marianna Mayer Pictures by Michael Hague
I love the illustrations in this book. They look like medieval tapestries on paper. If you know someone who loves unicorns, fantasy, and flowers this is the book for them. The book describes how people used to believe in unicorns and then for each letter of the alphabet more often than not it describes the use of some flower or herb during that time period. So while the book is based on fantasy animal it also educates on medieval history and beliefs. I could see some of my middle school students liking this book and some younger kids would like it as well.