Y Is for Yowl!: A Scary Alphabet

Y Is for Yowl!: A Scary Alphabet

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by Laura Purdie Salas
     
 

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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!  See more details below

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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!

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429632928
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Series:
Alphabet Fun Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
400L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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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