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The Sea Mammal Alphabet Book

by Jerry Pallotta

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The alphabet book is a staple in the children's library, and readers have a vast selection to peruse in this sub genre of the picture book world. Some of the choices are fabulous, and some are much less so. This particular selection is unfortunately of the latter category. It uses small rhyming paragraphs to describe a sea mammal corresponding to each letter of the alphabet, with corresponding realistic illustrations. The pictures are attractive, but the text is just average. Especially bothersome was that the authors chose such a narrow subject they couldn't even find animals for certain letters of the alphabet. And not just for the letter X, which everyone has trouble with, but for other letters, like Q and .The story uses a wise dose of humor to address these gaps, but the repetition of letters that couldn't be matched to an animal just made me realize that the authors should have chosen a different subject. It felt sloppy. Pallotta has written numerous alphabet books, and some are good, but this one felt like the author was reaching for a new subject. My youngest loves animals, so we enjoy skimming through the pages of this book, if not actually reading it through. ( )
  nmhale | Oct 13, 2014 |
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