Crab Cab (Flip-a-Word Series)
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Crab Cab (Flip-a-Word Series)

by Harriet Ziefert, Yukiko Kido
     
 

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These unique, interactive early-reading books invite children to flip the pages and — presto-change-o! — a different word and picture appear. The use of word families helps children grasp the connections between similar words, while Yukiko Kido's bright and inspired illustrations in a Japanese anime style set the Flip-a-Word series apart from other

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These unique, interactive early-reading books invite children to flip the pages and — presto-change-o! — a different word and picture appear. The use of word families helps children grasp the connections between similar words, while Yukiko Kido's bright and inspired illustrations in a Japanese anime style set the Flip-a-Word series apart from other phonics books. Be sure to check out the rest of the series!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
In this offering new readers meet the "ot" "ab" and "it" families. The book presents words that contain these characters such as "snot" and "tot." The pictures are large cartoon style characters often with cutouts that pick up elements from previous pages. They do offer humor, but some is a bit on the gross side. For the "ab" family words like "crab," "blab," and "cab" are introduced. Like the previous sections, the words are combined into a silly phrase "crab in a cab." For the "it" family there are words such as "mitt," "hit," and "knit." I am not sure how many of today's kids will encounter knitters, but the closing pages feature a knitted mitt and scarf. The words are all recapped on a closing page. The gimmick of the cut out is not that effective in the "flip-a Word" book. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—Learning about word families has never been more fun. Using playful language, this early reader introduces three simple stories using the word families "ot," "ab," and "it." For example, "Snot" becomes "tot," "hot," "pot," "hot pot," "snot pot," "hot tot," and "pot on tot." Whimsical cutouts create new words by turning the page, and modern, edgy designs engage youngsters. This illustrator grabs the text and punctuates it with bold animelike characters that are sure to delight the beginning-to-read set, particularly kinetic learners.—Melissa Smith, Green Valley Library, Henderson, NV

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934706534
Publisher:
Blue Apple Books
Publication date:
04/08/2009
Series:
Flip-a-Word Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Harriet Ziefert holds a master's degree in education from NYU and is the author of more than 100 easy-to-read books. She lives in South Orange, New Jersey.

Yukiko Kido creates artwork digitally in a Japanese anime style and loves working with bright colors! She lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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