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Alphabatics (edition 1992)

by Suse MacDonald, Suse MacDonald (Illustrator)

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Member:Cfmichel
Title:Alphabatics
Authors:Suse MacDonald
Other authors:Suse MacDonald (Illustrator)
Info:Aladdin (1992), Paperback, 64 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:Caldecott, Easy, K-3

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Type: Alphabet
Recommended For: N-P
At twenty one, it can be hard to connect with alphabet books. Having known my alphabet since I was six, I haven't found myself reading these types of books in a long time. They certainly seem to have gotten more creative. Such is the case with Suse MacDonald's Alphabatics. MacDonald uses the letters of the alphabet in each colorful geometric print. A zebra's face is made up of several z's next to each other, a yak's head is made of the letter y. This could become a fun activity for students learning to write their letters, and can be used as a helpful reminder for howthey're supposed to look. There's a lot of white space on the pages, but this is effective at keeping the page from being cluttered and overwhelming. I will say that some of the letters don't translate into the drawings very clearly which is annoying to me and confusing for a child. The worst is the F in fish, which shows a nice looking, obvious fish on the right page and a clumsy drawing of a strangely square thing which looks like neither a fish, nor the letter F. Having said that, the book certainly is fun, and a good early introduction to the alphabet. ( )
  carleyroe | Feb 16, 2016 |
Summary: Alphabet book with letters that transform into the pictures each letter and word is describing.

Reflection: Fun, brightly colored pictures of letters and objects will entertain young readers. Letters are shown in both capital and lowercase which will help young children with letter identification. ( )
  AlinaA | Jan 29, 2016 |
This book is an alphabet book. It has a letter of the alphabet on each page of the book. Along with the letter, is a word that starts with that pages letter and a picture of what the word is. The illustrator also has pictures of the letter becoming the picture of the word. For example, letter "A" had the word Ark, a picture of an ark and four smaller pictures of an "A" drawn to look like an ark. The illustrator does this for each letter in the alphabet. I thought the letters turning into the pictures was a really good way to remember what letter a word starts with. This book's illustrations help captivate and entertain the reader. ( )
  olivia.sanchez | Jan 23, 2016 |
This is a great book to use for reading aloud. The simple fun and learning of A, B, C's in a clear, colorful manner. Each letter represented by a phonetic approach, then restated visually is a basic tool of speech and communication preparedness.
  cpwpsu | Mar 16, 2014 |
Alphabatics is a fun and creative way of introducing or reinforcing the alphabet to young readers. The letters tumble, somersault, and transform to become part of the picture that represents them. Some letters seem like a little bit of a stretch, but with some imagination it's not a problem. A very young reader might be confused by the concept, but it depends on the child.

This book provides a fresh and unique way of looking at a concept that might seem old to some students. Students could reinforce the concept in an imaginative way by creating their own pictures from letters. ( )
  Michaela.Bushey | Oct 26, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689716257, Paperback)

A is for ark. But did you know that if you turn an A upside down and round the point out a little, it becomes an ark?

B is for balloon. But did you know that if you blow it up really big, the hole in the middle floats away like a balloon?

In this wonderfully creative alphabet book, letters are pulled, twisted, reversed, and curled until they become part of what they represent. F becomes a fish, and Y becomes a yak!

Young readers will be fascinated with the way the letters evolve into the final creation. They'll never look at the alphabet the same way again!

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The letters of the alphabet are transformed and incorporated into twenty-six illustrations, so that the hole in "b" becomes a balloon and "y" turns into the head of a yak.

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