Augie to Zebra: An Alphabet Book!

Augie to Zebra: An Alphabet Book!

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by Kate Endle, Caspar Babypants
     
 

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"Eliza educates elephants. Manny mimics monkeys. Sisika sings with sparrows."

Each letter of the alphabet gets its own alliterative sentence involving a name, an activity, and an animal. This fresh approach to the ABCs is coupled with Kate Endle's charming and colorful collage art. Kate Endle is a collector of beautiful and unusual printed papers, and she uses

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"Eliza educates elephants. Manny mimics monkeys. Sisika sings with sparrows."

Each letter of the alphabet gets its own alliterative sentence involving a name, an activity, and an animal. This fresh approach to the ABCs is coupled with Kate Endle's charming and colorful collage art. Kate Endle is a collector of beautiful and unusual printed papers, and she uses them to compose vibrant images for children's books and original artwork—which makes her books completely unique and immediately recognizable by a growing following. Readers can also download a free MP3 song of the text performed by Caspar Babypants, who is a popular performer and recording artist in the world of children's music (as well as lead singer of the Presidents of the United States).

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
There is something so irresistibly classic about an alphabet book. Simple in theory but can have a profound effect on early literacy — especially if you include unique poetry such as in Augie to Zebra.  We are tired of hearing the old “A is for Apple, B is for Ball”. Wouldn’t you much rather repeat “Kokimo Kicks with the Kangaroo” and “Pasquale Paints with the Panda”?  Of course you would, and your child will love you for it.
In the Know Mom

Alliterative activities featuring kids playing with animals, highlighted by Endle's delightful collage-work (among my favorites, the feline jug band featured in "Josie jams with jaguars."). And, as you may surmise from that example, besides the repeating letters, 4-through-6-year-olds will have fun finding other items in each illustration that also start with the relevant letter.
Zooglobble 

School Library Journal
PreS-K—A charming alphabet book with a broad cultural feel. Children will love the simple text and delightful illustrations. The variation of names and animals allows this book to stand out from the countless books in this genre. Each page brings a new delight with entries like: "Hiroshi Hugs the Hippo," "Josie Jams with Jaguars," and "Nalani Naps with Nuthatches." Endle's collage illustrations are adorable, bringing a visual energy to each page. Children and adults will enjoy the search-and-find lists of items that start with each letter of the alphabet. An added bonus is the free download of the catchy and sweet Caspar Babypants song. A fun addition for most collections.—Jasmine L. Precopio, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570617508
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Publication date:
05/22/2012
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
772,085
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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