Action Alphabet: A Is for Arching and Action, Too!

Action Alphabet: A Is for Arching and Action, Too!

by Shelley Rotner
     
 

Arching. Blowing. Climbing. Diving. Shelley Rotner's bright photographs capture an alphabet awhirl with activity. Full color.See more details below

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Arching. Blowing. Climbing. Diving. Shelley Rotner's bright photographs capture an alphabet awhirl with activity. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Photographer Shelley Rotner's Action Alphabet is perfect for toddlers and other preschoolers. It is simple, uncluttered, with one or two items per page. Ms. Rotner's children "arching" to "zipping" are also wonderful imagination-stirrers for tell-me-what's-happening, -just-happened, or -will-happen conversations and creative writings.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
It is a nice change to have an ABC book that introduces verbs instead of nouns. Rotner, an award winning author/photographer, provides full page photographs of kids involved in fun activities. From the sublime relaxation of a young girl floating in a pool, to a boy kicking a ball, to a wonderful full spread showing a young dancer leaping, readers can enjoy the boundless energy of these kids in action.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-With clean, full-color action photographs matched to the letters of the alphabet, this title can be compared to concept books by Bruce McMillan and Tana Hoban. Each of the above-average photos depicts an activity such as "Diving," "Leaping," "Napping," or "Running." Because the featured letter is not presented separately and the concept is a bit sophisticated, this approach may not be the best choice for teaching the alphabet. However, it can be effectively used to introduce basic verbs or to spark creativity. An additional purchase for libraries looking for more challenging ABC books.-Charlyn Lyons, Wichita Public Library, KS
Annie Ayres
"A" is for "Arching", "B" is for "Blowing", and "C" is for "Climbing" in this dynamic action alphabet book. Throughout the alphabet, crisp and colorful photographs show a variety of children (different races, genders, and ages) in outdoor settings engaged in the actions, which are labeled in oversize, white block letters. Capturing a physical exuberance that is quite effective, this photographic alphabet book will have children zipping through their favorite verbs from "A" to "Z". Consider "P" for "Purchasing" and "Pumping" up the alphabet books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689800863
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
05/14/1996
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
10.38(w) x 8.37(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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