From Anne to Zach

From Anne to Zach

by Mary Jane Martin, Michael Grejniec
     
 

What's in a name? The letters of the alphabet, of course. And in this charming book children learn the letters of the alphabet through other children's names. With appealing rhymes by Mary Jane Martin and bright, bouncy watercolors by Michael Grejniec, here is a happy book that makes learning the ABCs fun.  See more details below

Overview

What's in a name? The letters of the alphabet, of course. And in this charming book children learn the letters of the alphabet through other children's names. With appealing rhymes by Mary Jane Martin and bright, bouncy watercolors by Michael Grejniec, here is a happy book that makes learning the ABCs fun.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Alexandria LaFaye
With a delightful rhyme that introduces a new child for each letter of the alphabet, and bright, textured active paintings, this book should entertain many young readers. The characters are from diverse backgrounds and are each involved in interesting activities. Ed is surfing. Frances stands on her head. Tess plays baseball with Stephen. Uri is trying to get up the energy to clean up his room. The poem that carries through the text engages the readers with questions and relies on rhymes that take pages to play out giving young children a sense of auditory unity when the text is read to them or when they read it to themselves. The bright colors, implied action, and intriguing details of the text give children a lot of story material to make up their own tales if they can't read the text. This book provides a few new twists to the familiar genre of the alphabet book and would make a bright addition to a young person's library.
School Library Journal
PreS-K-A pleasant alphabet book with lots of names and a few rhymes joins a genre that always has room for one more. Though not as clever as some, the simple text will suit a preschool audience and tickle those who share one of the 26 names mentioned. As the entries range from Anne to Olaf to Quent to Uri, even those with unique names may have a chance. The watercolor illustrations are boldly colored, richly textured, and suggest a wide variety of ethnicity via skin tones; however, the simple cartoon characters' race and even gender remain ambiguous in some cases. The variety is quite nice. Not an essential addition, but new, attractive, and useful for the preschoolers who aren't quite ready to Zap Z.-Jody McCoy, Lakehill Preparatory School, Dallas, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563975738
Publisher:
Highlights Press
Publication date:
09/01/1996
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Mary Jane Martin is a teacher, writer, editorial director, mother, and grandmother of five. She lives in New York City.

Michael Grejniec has written and illustrated many books for children, including When I Open My Eyes, What Do You Like?, Look, and Good Morning, Good Night. Born in Poland, he now lives in New York City.

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