Y Is for Yowl!: A Scary Alphabet

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Spine-tingling, bone-chilling photos make your heart race…and you love it! Find your favorite things that go "bump" in the night in Y is for Yowl!
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Spine-tingling, bone-chilling photos make your heart race…and you love it! Find your favorite things that go "bump" in the night in Y is for Yowl!
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Christine D. Ward
The alphabet is brought to life as letters are accompanied by related words and photos of night crawlers, haunted house inhabitants, poisonous creatures, and visions of nightmares past. Interesting letters to note include "K," which is for "Knife," shows a knife-thrower who needs perfect calm as he prepares to throw a sharp tool at his terrified lady; "Q," which is for "Quicksand," shows an eerie hand reaching from mucky mire; and "X," which is for "Explode," shows fireworks illuminating the night sky. Finally, "Z" is for "Zombies," which feed on "BRAINS! YIKES!" Each page has a built-in photo-quality image cast behind the alphabet letter printed in an eerie font followed by vivid descriptors and lush colors that stimulate the imagination and hook the reader to turn the page to the next fright. Following the alphabet pages, the author provides related nonfiction content, including "Fun Facts" pages, a glossary of terms complete with a pronunciation key, and a list of additional resources related to the content of the book. This picture book may not be appropriate for very young children, as the images may elicit fear and unpleasant dreams; however, use in the elementary classroom as a read-aloud may be appropriate for early readers. Reviewer: Christine D. Ward
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429632928
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Series: Alphabet Fun Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 400L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 100 books for kids and teens. Her work has received the Minnesota Book Award and other honors, including Bank Street Best Books of the Year, and NCTE Notables. She and her husband live in Minnesota and have two monsters of their own, Maddie and Annabelle. When Laura's not reading or writing, she likes to dance, play games, and work with the Minnesota Brass drum corps (which involves a lot of Counting, following Patterns, and creating Shapes on the field). She tries to eat More vegetables and Less brownies, but that is hard! Learn more about Laura at laursalas.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2012

    After writing my first review of this book I decided to re-write

    After writing my first review of this book I decided to re-write and make it more helpful instead of the ranting and berating of the publisher and author of this book. (Although it is deserved :))

    My best advice to anyone considering this book for any children is DO NOT! This book in extremely inappropriate, in every way, for any child under the age of twelve. I had made the mistake of not previewing this book, as I normally do for my children, because the publisher rated this preK and higher. This is NOT the case, the images are ingrained in my children who were not only taken back by the realistic nature but the "horror" style in which they are presented.

    My children who I am very proud of immediately closed the book and brought it to my wife's and I's attention. We were appalled at the images; a monster, ogre, knives with scary person throwing them, and much more. We will now be much more careful with previewing books, but we have also crossed this publisher and author off of our lists of appropriate material for children.

    This book does not deserve the one star I HAD to put on it as 0 stars was not allowed.

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