Alphabet of Insects

Alphabet of Insects

by Barbie Heit Schwaeber

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2- This alphabet book (Soundprints, 2007) by Barbie Heit Schwaeber offers an interesting and unusual mix of insects, from aphids to zebra caterpillars. Each insect is featured along with four lines of rhyming text. For some of insects, too little information is provided. For example, the aphid poem states, "But to a farmer or a gardener/an aphid is a pest," leaving readers to wonder why. Happily, the informative glossary provides additional information: "Aphids often spread the plants they eat." The realistic, colorful illustrations by a number of different artists are sure to engage early readers. The CD is narrated with appropriate enthusiasm by Lara Hirner. The first and fourth tracks are a catchy alphabet song about the insects featured in the book; the second track is the narration of the text provided with excellent clarity and pacing; and the third track is the narration of the glossary. Many alphabet books are too simple for older students, but this one combines unusual insects with a more detailed glossary to maintain their interest. Teachers will enjoy using this book at a listening center.-Stephanie Farnlacher, Trace Crossings Elementary School, Hoover, AL

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Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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