A Big and Little Alphabet

A Big and Little Alphabet

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by Liz Rosenberg, Vera Rosenberry
     
 

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With illustrations that are elegant and antic at the same time, here is an ABC romp for picture book lovers of all sizes--young children just learning their big and little letters, as well as older children eager to discover more about their playful possibilities. Full color. See more details below

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With illustrations that are elegant and antic at the same time, here is an ABC romp for picture book lovers of all sizes--young children just learning their big and little letters, as well as older children eager to discover more about their playful possibilities. Full color.

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Children's Literature - Trina Heidt
This delightful book amusingly distinguishes between the upper and lower case letters of the alphabet. With a "Big A" armadillo and a "little a" armadillo aiming arrows at apples on the very first page, the fun lasts straight through to the end with Zebras catching Z's in the zinnias and wearing zippers. Every page in between is filled with similar silliness but also calls upon the reader to distinguish between upper and lower case letters and to identify a number of objects that begin with the designated letter. There is a list, by letter, of the objects found on each page at the end of the book. Rosenberry's whimsical, beautiful pen and ink and gouache pictures add to the book's playful quality.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-KIn this confusing alphabet book, various animals represent upper and lower case letters and perform actions beginning with that letter. "A" reads, "Big A aims. Little a aims," while two aardvarksone large and one smallare depicted shooting at an apple with bows and arrows. For the letter "C," clown-suited camels balance chairs, a cradle, a clock, a crow, etc. While the pen-and-ink and gouache illustrations are whimsical, some are difficult to interpret. For example, "Y" ("Big Y yells yuck! Little y yells yuck!") shows two creatures that look like wide-faced bulls sliding into and standing in a sticky, butter-yellow puddle. According to the word list at the end of the book, the animals are yaks and the puddle is yellow mud. The upper/lower case concept is a good teaching tool; it's unfortunate that the proper terms aren't used instead of "big" and "little." The animals and items used for some of the letters are a bit of a stretch (e.g., foxes and ax for "X"). Buy another copy of James Stevenson's Grandpa's Great City Tour (Greenwillow, 1983) instead.Virginia Opocensky, formerly at Lincoln City Libraries, NE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531300503
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Edition description:
Illustrated
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 10.56(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

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