ABC Letters in the Library

ABC Letters in the Library

by Bonnie Farmer, Chum McLeod
     
 

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A single lovingly written, playfully illustrated book introduces children to both the alphabet and the library, through wonderfully descriptive, alliterative language. ABC Letters in the Library puts a fresh new spin on the traditional ABC lesson, and is an ideal tool for teachers & librarians. It's ABC's for Bookworms-to-Be.
What better place to introduce young

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A single lovingly written, playfully illustrated book introduces children to both the alphabet and the library, through wonderfully descriptive, alliterative language. ABC Letters in the Library puts a fresh new spin on the traditional ABC lesson, and is an ideal tool for teachers & librarians. It's ABC's for Bookworms-to-Be.
What better place to introduce young ones to the alphabet than in the library? Whimsical illustrated letters come alive and spark young readers' imaginations. Lively poetic text is perfect for reading aloud! Authors prance down aisles alphabetically. Browsing bookworms read beautiful books. Children discover new worlds around every corner! Delightful drawings will develop their vocabulary. From humming computers to the snug story nook, every spot of the library is explored in this exhilarating, eye-popping, but most importantly educational book.

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"...buy one for each teacher/librarian, or principal. It is guaranteed to start each day with a smile. Do you know what Oprah's aha moment is? When you open this book you are sure to experience one...should be prominently displayed alongside the Dewey, Sears and Library of Congress reference tools."
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
" Farmer's text is sophisticated enough to appeal to the older primary group yet simple enough for even preschoolers to enjoy (particularly as it is accompanied by Chum McLeod's droll and colourful illustrations). ...Another valuable feature of ABC Letters in the Library is the vocabulary enhancement which will be certain to follow a shared reading of the picture book with five to eight-year-olds. ...Elementary librarians will enjoy using ABC Letters in the Library with young listeners in the double role of reading instruction and orientation to the school library. This alphabet book is one not to miss."
Feburary 2005
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Festive cartoons embellish this abecedary of library services. Farmer's letter-by-letter alliterative exercise captures vignettes from "Aisles of authors are arranged alphabetically" to "A librarian's friendship leaves lasting impressions" and "Story time spreads smiles on small students' faces." The author includes admonishing loud teens and reminds readers that "Overdue books keep all others waiting." J, U, X, Y, and Z feature only one word to commemorate the oversized letter on their pages, and some vocabulary surpasses the intended readership. With a multicultural cast and a fine balance for expressing imagination and reality, the illustrations are a bit stronger than the text, but the book effectively serves to encourage language play-and a visit to the library.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897073193
Publisher:
Lobster Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Bonnie Farmer was born in Shelburne, Nova Scotia and lives in Montreal. As an elementary school teacher, she certainly knows her way around the library! She is an award-winning playwright whose first children's book, Isaac's Dreamcatcher (Lobster Press, 2002), was a Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice selection (2003).

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