Dogs ABC: An Alphabet Book

Dogs ABC: An Alphabet Book

by B. A. Hoena

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Children's Literature
Whether you are a dog-lover or not, you will love this simple alphabet book full of adorable photographs of man's best friend. Every page is dedicated to a letter of the alphabet and an interesting fact about dogs. The facts are simple and clever, ranging from a dog's need for affection (the letter A) to a dog's need for sleep (the letter Z for "zzzzz"). The focus letter for each page is presented in both capital and lower case forms. Each is highlighted for easy reader identification. There is a pattern of words to introduce each letter and fact on the page. The patterned sentences will be easily recognized by the beginner reader and memorized by those who are in the emergent stage of reading. Teachers can springboard from these sentences and provide creative writing opportunities for student-authored books using the same pattern. Although the facts are entertaining, the real pleasure comes from the photographs. Up-close colored photos show a variety of dog breeds in a number of activities. Readers will enjoy seeing the hunting dog in a classic point position, the guide dog helping its owner down the stairs, and the boxer enduring a check-up from the veterinarian. Two pages at the end of the book are dedicated to additional fun facts about dogs. A glossary, an index, and resource sections are included as well. This title is part of the "A+ Alphabet Books" series. 2005, Capstone Press, Ages 2 to 7.
—Andrea Sears Andrews
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-These titles offer little new information, relying on crisp, colorful photographs to carry readers through to the last pages. The strongest of the three, Wild Animals, does a fair job at identifying animals whose names start with the letters of the alphabet, with the exception of sea urchins for the letter "u," and a fox for the letter "x." Simple statements offer basic factual information or merely describe what the animal is doing in the photograph. Desert offers more of the same, mixing animals with plant life and descriptions of objects found in a desert. Dogs, the weakest of the three, stretches the format with examples such as "S is for sick. Dogs get sick just like people do." Most libraries will want to forget these ABCs.-Lisa Gangemi Kropp, Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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Capstone Press
Publication date:
A+ Alphabet Books Series
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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