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A is for Salad (Picture Puffins)

by Mike Lester

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What a clever children's book! It uses incorrect answers to prompt thinking about the alphabet. And the pictures and examples are very cool. ( )
  JoanAxthelm | Aug 4, 2017 |
Each letter of the alphabet is presented in an unusual way. For example, Lester says, "B is for Viking," but it shows a picture of a beaver to represent the letter B. Another is E is for pajamas, and shows a picture of an elephant. This will help the younger children find different ways to represent the letters of the alphabet. ( )
  acreel | Sep 8, 2014 |
This story is about the alphabet but the words they tell you the letter is for makes no sense. The teacher would have to point out that the letters stand for the animal. So, A is for salad but the letter A is for Alligator not salad. This book will have students confused and laughing at the story. They will love that it seems wrong. ( )
  TamaraSmith | Apr 26, 2013 |
This is a very entertaining book. Instead of the traditional a is for apple, ect., the writer gives a word that does not start with that letter. A is for salad. The cute part is that the picture does show something that does start with that letter, like a is for salad, and there is an alligator eating salad. I would use this book to have my students pick out the real picture that starts with that letter. ( )
  Mmarcel2011 | Mar 18, 2013 |
A funny, creative way to introduce the letters of the alphabet. This book takes a little advanced thinking to figure out the letter sounds (A is for Alligator eating salad). ( )
  jverke | Mar 9, 2013 |
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A is for what? A is for salad, and B is for Viking. Welcome to the wacky world of Mike Lester, where nothing is as it seems. Is A really for salad, or is it for the alligator eating a bowl of mixed greens? And maybe B is for the beaver wearing a Viking helmet. You'll have to look twice to figure out what each letter really stands for in this irreverent alphabet book. Learning your ABCs has never been so much F-U-N.

Mike Lester “turns the alphabet picture book on its hoary head . . . the book is hilarious, right down to its view of X and Y: 'not important. Never use them'." US News and World Report

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Each letter of the alphabet is presented in an unusual way, such as: "A is for salad" showing an alligator eating a bowl of greens.

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