Thursday, June 11, 2009

Picture Book - AlphaOops!

AlphaOops!: The Day Z Went First by Alethea Kontis and illustrated by Bob Kolar

Although published in 2006, this is a delightful and humorous take on how the letter "Z" is tired of being last. He takes it upon himself to rearrange the alphabet. The letters then begin a bit of chaos in taking turns. All this fun yet filled with lots of new words, which themselves will bring out more laughter. The illustrator has provided on the bottom of each page the correct alphabet position in outline format. The kids can then see how the order the letters are following do not match up with the traditional flow. This is great for kids that know the alphabet and great for shared reading, especially when the reader adds the attitude and emotions the letters are expressing. Probably good for ages 4 to about 8 or so. Also, a great gift for the alphabet enthusiast out there of any age.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Molly said...

Hey, there you are. What a wonderful surprise to find The Magic of Books back in action. I know a 30-something alphabet enthusiast that might enjoy this book.

8:51 AM  
Blogger daddy d said...

Yes, books are to be learned from at all ages. I just got bunch of free ones From Pastor Tim that are fiction, mostly. That is mainly a new reading thing for me.

10:39 AM  

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