Rat-a-Tat, Pitter Pat

Rat-a-Tat, Pitter Pat

by Alan Benjamin, Margaret Miller

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3 Rhyming pairsand some tripletsof onomatopoetic words are illustrated with black-and-white photo graphs in this concept book. While most words fall within the vocabulary range of the intended audience, excep tions to this rule include ``bow wow'' and ``choo choo,'' which are more ap propriate to a preschool audience. Miller's artistry with the camera is evi dent in the photos that accompany ``gush,'' ``plop'' and ``crash;'' how ever, animal stances do not suggest the sounds that they supposedly emit. This read-aloud should help teachers and parents educate children in the richness of the English language. As one anti dote to the current use of ``go'' as the universal verb, adults could ask chil dren to formulate sentences using these words. Nancy E. Curran, formerly at Charleston Junior High School , Ill.

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HarperCollins Publishers
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1st ed
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4 Years

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