There is something so irresistibly classic about an alphabet book. Simple in theory but can have a profound effect on early literacy — especially if you include unique poetry such as in Augie to Zebra. We are tired of hearing the old “A is for Apple, B is for Ball”. Wouldn’t you much rather repeat “Kokimo Kicks with the Kangaroo” and “Pasquale Paints with the Panda”? Of course you would, and your child will love you for it.
In the Know Mom
Alliterative activities featuring kids playing with animals, highlighted by Endle’s delightful collage-work (among my favorites, the feline jug band featured in “Josie jams with jaguars.”). And, as you may surmise from that example, besides the repeating letters, 4-through-6-year-olds will have fun finding other items in each illustration that also start with the relevant letter.
Featured in the Seattle’s Child summer reading issue