A to Z: A Book of Picture Riddles
  • A to Z: A Book of Picture Riddles
  • A to Z: A Book of Picture Riddles
  • A to Z: A Book of Picture Riddles
  • A to Z: A Book of Picture Riddles
  • A to Z: A Book of Picture Riddles
  • A to Z: A Book of Picture Riddles
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A to Z: A Book of Picture Riddles

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by Jean Marzollo, Walter Wick
     
 

Easy-to-read riddles by Jean Marzollo are paired with 46 object-filled photographs by Walter Wick to create the most engaging alphabet book ever! Young readers can use the simple picture clues to recognize the letter and letter sound featured on each page.

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Overview

Easy-to-read riddles by Jean Marzollo are paired with 46 object-filled photographs by Walter Wick to create the most engaging alphabet book ever! Young readers can use the simple picture clues to recognize the letter and letter sound featured on each page.

There are more than 30 million I Spy books in print!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susan Borges
This outstanding addition to the great collection of "I Spy" books aims to teach young readers about the alphabet letters from A to Z. The wonderful and appealing book meets that challenge and offers preschool children opportunities to enjoy developmentally-appropriate text. It is purposely written and illustrated to entertain, engage, teach, and challenge each young reader at his or her reading level, and the text demonstrates an understanding of the sequential development of skills when learning to read. From the very first glossy, brightly-colored photograph, the focus of each and every detailed photograph is a specific letter of the alphabet and the sound that letter makes in words. However, before letter and sound recognition can occur children must be able to use picture clues in text, recognize repetition, and identify rhyming patterns in auditory language. Therefore, each page of this book has a repetitive pattern of text, written in rhyme, and these require the reader to use the detailed picture clues to respond. As young readers become comfortable with repetitive text, rhyming, and searching for picture clues, they will be able to dig deeper into the meaning of the text and identify each letter by sight and sound. The challenge is great for young readers, and this differentiated instructional approach enables children to read with success and pure enjoyment! Reviewer: Susan Borges
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2–A comparison of this book to earlier “I Spy” publications shows that virtually every illustration in it appeared in those titles. One redeeming quality is the new text and a nod to phonics. An introduction for parents and teachers includes suggestions on how to use the book to help children learn to read. Marzollo’s familiar rhymes feature consistent phonetic sounds for letters that have more than one. For example, the “c” page colors in red only the instances in which “c” sounds like a “k.” The hidden items in the colorful photos, full of kid-friendly objects, are easy to locate. This is for a slightly younger audience than the previous books in the series, but those children might be better served by Roxie Munro’s Mazeways (Sterling, 2007).–Debbie Whitbeck, West Ottawa Public Schools, Holland, MI

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545107822
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Series:
I Spy Series
Pages:
56
Sales rank:
201,148
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 12.28(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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