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Alphabet House

Alphabet House

by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
     
 

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Nancy Elizabeth Wallace has done it again with her adorable three-dimensional artwork created with cut paper, scissors, and a glue stick. She invites children to enter an alphabet house and join a family of bunnies as they look for familiar objects with letters A to Z. An almost wordless text makes Alphabet House a great introduction to visual literacy.

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Nancy Elizabeth Wallace has done it again with her adorable three-dimensional artwork created with cut paper, scissors, and a glue stick. She invites children to enter an alphabet house and join a family of bunnies as they look for familiar objects with letters A to Z. An almost wordless text makes Alphabet House a great introduction to visual literacy.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
What a treat. Emerging readers and beginning readers will thoroughly enjoy the three-dimensional cut-paper illustrations in this book. The story begins with the introduction of the bunny family that resides in the alphabet house. Grandma, grandpa, mom, dad, and five children take part in this alphabet adventure. On each page a letter of the alphabet is represented with a family member. The bright and child-friendly cut-outs are simple but appealing to children. The goal for children is to identify as many objects possible with the corresponding letter on the page. A maraca, unicycle, hula hoop—plus shapes such as a hexagon—are some of the items depicted on the pages of the book. The author provides a glossary of words for each page and even asks for children to find more for each of the letters. Children will be entertained by the identification game, as they strengthen and enrich their vocabulary with the corresponding alphabet letters. 2005, Marshall Cavendish, Ages 3 to 7.
—Rosa Roberts
Children's Literature - Rosa Roberts
What a treat. Emerging readers and beginning readers will thoroughly enjoy the three-dimensional cut-paper illustrations in this board book. The story begins with the introduction of the bunny family that resides in the alphabet house. Grandma, grandpa, mom, dad, and five children take part in this alphabet adventure. On each page, a letter of the alphabet is represented with a family member. The bright and child-friendly cut-outs are simple but appealing to children. The goal for children is to identify as many objects as possible with the corresponding letter on the page. A maraca, unicycle, and hula hoop, plus shapes such as a hexagon, are some of the items depicted on the pages of the book. Children will be entertained by the identification game, as they strengthen and enrich their vocabulary with the corresponding alphabet letters. Reviewer: Rosa Roberts
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Children can open this book to any page and find a catalog of objects beginning with a given letter to identify. The rabbit family that lives in the Alphabet House is also introduced. With no plot or text, the book would be welcomed for preschoolers, who could connect the objects in each room with the letter, as well as older children who will enjoy the "I Spy" aspect of it. An answer key is included. Wallace's cut-paper illustrations are sharp against the primary-color backgrounds. Endpapers show the complete alphabet in primary-color blocks (although the objects interspersed out of alphabetical order may confuse children). A cheerful concept book for youngsters who are beginning to learn the alphabet and colors.-Susan E. Murray, Glendale Public Library, AZ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Wallace's rabbit family introduces the letters of the alphabet. Inside their white clapboard house, twins Zinnia and Zoe, along with their siblings, parents and grandparents, engage in typical daily activities, each cleverly designed to present a letter. Each white-bordered illustration's theme includes items starting with the letter prominently featured in the corner. For "O," brother Zeke busily prepares oatmeal cookies in the kitchen while Zack strolls in, carrying an owl. Oranges form a colorful wall decoration while olive oil and onions reside on the shelf. Wallace's intricately cut-paper collages overflow with details and wit, giving readers numerous opportunities to find letter-appropriate objects. The vignettes provide both easily identifiable items for new learners as well as more esoteric objects, such as a zither, hexagon-wearing hippo and others, to challenge older readers. The energetic colors of the collages combined with the intriguing and changing scenarios are bound to capture readers' attention. The end pages include a legend detailing most of the items found in each letter's illustration, with the teaser suggesting that readers find more. (Picture book. 3-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761451921
Publisher:
Amazon Childrens Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,193,040
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
NP (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Nancy Elizabeth Wallace uses cut paper, scissors, and a glue stick to prepare her three-dimensional colorful artwork. Nancy is the author of a number of picture books, including Seeds! Seeds! Seeds!, Recycle Every Day!, Pumpkin Day!, The Valentine Express, and Alphabet House. She lives in Branford, Connecticut with her husband, Peter.

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