Alphabet Rescue
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Alphabet Rescue

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by Audrey Wood, Bruce Robert Wood, Bruce Wood
     
 

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Engaging alphabet books are perennial bestsellers with unlimited demand, and so are books about fire trucks. This splendid book is a surefire winner! As in their previous collaborations, the Woods bring lowercase letters to life in a fun adventure that is sure to have children learning their alphabet without even realizing they are studying. In this action-packed… See more details below

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Engaging alphabet books are perennial bestsellers with unlimited demand, and so are books about fire trucks. This splendid book is a surefire winner! As in their previous collaborations, the Woods bring lowercase letters to life in a fun adventure that is sure to have children learning their alphabet without even realizing they are studying. In this action-packed adventure, we witness the lowercase letters as they save the day and the uppercase letters. Riding in a fire truck they fixed themselves, these lowercase letters become heroes with firehoses!

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Kirkus
In the newest installment of Audrey and Bruce Wood's alphabet series, Charley goes to visit his grandparents for the summer, and his lowercase letters go on vacation to Alphabet City, the place where they were born. There, the lowercase letters are excited to see a new fire truck—until they are told that they are too small to use it. Wandering around, they find an abandoned fire truck, clean off the m-u-d themselves and proceed to save a c-a-t from a tree. Suddenly, the factory where all letters are made catches fire, and the capital letters' truck's tire blows out. It's up to the lowercase letters to save the day and work together with the capital letters to squelch the flames—and return home in time to help Charley write a thank-you note to his grandparents. While the plot is a trifle thin, the hyper-realistic artwork, the bright colors, the spelling puzzles and the inventive use of letters within the text will no doubt appeal to children just becoming familiar with their ABCs. (Picture book. 3-5)

SLJ
PreS-Gr 1–When Charley leaves to visit his grandparents for summer vacation, his lowercase alphabet letters travel on a pencil to their hometown of Alphabet City. The little letters' adventures include fixing up an old fire engine, cleaning M-u-d from a car, rescuing a C-a-t from a tree, and saving the day when the capital letters' fire engine spins out of control and cannot get to the fire at the letter-making factory. Readers will enjoy this sweet story and have fun identifying letters in the text and illustrations. As in the Woods' Alphabet Adventure (2001) and Alphabet Mystery (2003, both Scholastic), the pages are filled with 3-D-style digital artwork, creating a self-contained alphabet world.–Marilyn Ackerman, Brooklyn Public Library, NY

Publishers Weekly
The 26-letter team first introduced in Alphabet Adventure ("a fresh and roundly satisfying excursion for those learning their ABCs," according to PW's starred review) comes to the Alphabet Rescue by Audrey Wood, illus. by Bruce Wood, when the letter-making factory becomes engulfed in flames. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Vicki Foote
This is an adventure of the "little" letters of the alphabet who take a vacation to Alphabet City, where they were made. When the capital letters do not want them to help because they are too little, the little letters decide to fix up an old fire truck for themselves. They use the hose on their truck to help wash a dirty car, use their ladders and nets to rescue three letters from a tree, and when the letter?making factory is on fire, they have their chance to be heroes. The big fire engine breaks down on the way to the fire, so the big letters climb aboard the little letters' fire truck. They rescue three little e's at the factory and put out the fire. A big parade is held for all the alphabet heroes. The little letters return home just in time to help their friend Charley write a card to his grandparents. Each page contains all the alphabet letters for children to search and find. Colorful illustrations were digitally created using modeling software. It is a fun story and useful for children learning the alphabet and learning to identify small and capital letters.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-When Charley leaves to visit his grandparents for summer vacation, his lowercase alphabet letters travel on a pencil to their hometown of Alphabet City. The little letters' adventures include fixing up an old fire engine, cleaning M-u-d from a car, rescuing a C-a-t from a tree, and saving the day when the capital letters' fire engine spins out of control and cannot get to the fire at the letter-making factory. Readers will enjoy this sweet story and have fun identifying letters in the text and illustrations. As in the Woods' Alphabet Adventure (2001) and Alphabet Mystery (2003, both Scholastic), the pages are filled with 3-D-style digital artwork, creating a self-contained alphabet world.-Marilyn Ackerman, Brooklyn Public Library, NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
In the newest installment of Audrey and Bruce Wood's alphabet series, Charley goes to visit his grandparents for the summer, and his lowercase letters go on vacation to Alphabet City, the place where they were born. There, the lowercase letters are excited to see a new fire truck-until they are told that they are too small to use it. Wandering around, they find an abandoned fire truck, clean off the m-u-d themselves and proceed to save a c-a-t from a tree. Suddenly, the factory where all letters are made catches fire, and the capital letters' truck's tire blows out. It's up to the lowercase letters to save the day and work together with the capital letters to squelch the flames-and return home in time to help Charley write a thank-you note to his grandparents. While the plot is a trifle thin, the hyper-realistic artwork, the bright colors, the spelling puzzles and the inventive use of letters within the text will no doubt appeal to children just becoming familiar with their ABCs. (Picture book. 3-5)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439853163
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
173,686
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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