Children's Literature - Beverly KobrinPhotographer 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.
Arching. Blowing. Climbing. Diving. Shelley Rotner's bright photographs capture an alphabet awhirl with activity. Full color.
Children's Literature - Marilyn CourtotIt 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 JournalPreS-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.
- Atheneum Books for Young Readers
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- 1st ed
- Product dimensions:
- 10.38(w) x 8.37(h) x 0.38(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 7 Years
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