Author: Dr Seuss
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
Number of pages: 63
Type of Book: Fiction; Rhyme; Contemporary
Age: 0 – 4
Available here: http://www.learnington-ng.com/literature/183-abc-by-dr-seuss.html?search_query=seuss&results=2; http://www.amazon.com/Seusss-Beginner-Books-Read-Myself/dp/0394800303/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Price: N2000; $5.95
With Dr. Seuss’ ABC, toddlers learn the alphabet in the wackiest way possible.
Big A Little a… What begins with A?
Aunt Annie’s Alligator … A … A … A
Little Lola Lopp
Lazy Lion licks a lollipop
A welcome deviation from all the traditional “A is for apple, B is for ball” books in the market, it uses large and colourful illustrations, funny words and repetition and rhyme to introduce the alphabet to babies and toddlers. Babies and adults alike will enjoy reading this book. It works well too, if it’s sung to children who can’t read using the “ABCD/Twinkle Twinkle Star” tune.
THUMBS UP AND DOWN
UP: The illustrations are super! They are colourful, spread generously across the book and children find them delightful. A major highlight for me was the use of rhyme and repetition. The book also uses alliteration and assonance (as well as repetition) to reinforce letter sounds. Some numbers and colours are also introduced in the book.
I love love love Dr Seuss books!! I recommend this book for all babies and toddlers.
DOWN: This book cannot be read by kids without parental assistance as a lot of ‘big’ (e.g. rhinoceros) and meaningless (e.g. zizzer-zazzer-zuzz) words are used.
- What begins with the letter ‘B’? Books!
HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK
- Listen to the ABC song here:
- Team the reading experience with a visit to http://www.seussville.com
- Watch the book video here:
CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)
- Identify and colour the Alligator
Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 2 – 4 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.
Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Tuesday, March 8th 2015.
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