A Helpful Alphabet of Friendly Objects

A Helpful Alphabet of Friendly Objects

by John Updike, David Updike
     
 

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This extraordinary alphabet book offers numerous rewards--poems that are by turns thoughtful and lively; crisp photographs that seem both familiar and new; and a fresh design to ensure repeated readings. Each poem and photograph describes ordinary things in language and images playfully accessible to preschoolers. Full color.  See more details below

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This extraordinary alphabet book offers numerous rewards--poems that are by turns thoughtful and lively; crisp photographs that seem both familiar and new; and a fresh design to ensure repeated readings. Each poem and photograph describes ordinary things in language and images playfully accessible to preschoolers. Full color.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
D is for Dog, and the author of Rabbit, Run makes much of it: "A dog is jumpier; its fur is clumpier... but rarely (compared to a cat) is it grumpier." PW gave a starred review to these 26 short poems illustrated with photographs: "This extraordinary alphabet book offers numerous rewards." Ages 5-8. (Mar.)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2Updike's brief poems describe common everyday animals and objects from A-Z in language that is lively, succinct, and fun: ``A dog/is jumpier;/its fur/is clumpier;/its tail/is thumpier;/but rarely/(compared to a cat)/is it grumpier.'' The appealing full-color photos range from sharply focused closeups to reflections and sweeping action shots of adorable animals and photogenic children. Each page has a different colored background, and the layout is varied and creative. The ``Y'' page, for ``you,'' features kids of various ages and ethnic backgrounds playing, napping, and posing. This is not a memorable collection of poetry, but it's an entertaining selection that can be used as a concept book.Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679890096
Publisher:
Random House, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/10/1998
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.55(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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