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Alphabet Under Construction (edition 2006)

by Denise Fleming, Denise Fleming (Illustrator)

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Title:Alphabet Under Construction
Authors:Denise Fleming
Other authors:Denise Fleming (Illustrator)
Info:Square Fish (2006), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:ABC, mice, colorful, concept book, tools, construction, letters, fiction, picturebook

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Alphabet Under Construction by Denise Fleming



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Each letter is represented by a different action that mouse does. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Each letter is represented by a different action that mouse does. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Each letter is represented by a different action that mouse does. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
Each letter is represented by a different action that mouse does. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
I really enjoyed reading this alphabet book for many reasons! First, the illustrations were drawn very colorful and eye catchy. For example, each page has a brightly colored background that makes the letter stand out on the page. For letter "F", the letter is drawn in bright orange and yellow so the background is lime green and bright blue. It makes reading the book more fun. Second, the way the book is set up is a fun way. For example, the book focuses on what the main character (a mouse)needs to do for each letter. For example, he needs to "level the L and measure the M". It makes learning the alphabet exciting. I believe the overall message of the book is to inform young readers about the alphabet in a fun and eye catching way. ( )
  Kelsey_Barrell | Apr 6, 2015 |
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The only one having a better time than the buck-toothed Mouse in Alphabet Under Construction is Denise Fleming, the gifted writer and illustrator who here brings back the hungry hero of Lunch for a trip through the alphabet and an arts-and-crafts roll call.

Letter by letter, page by page, the playful Mouse "constructs" the alphabet--airbrushing the A, buttoning the B, carving the C, and so on, employing all manner of scaffolds, ladders, and high- and low-tech devices to get the job done. (Clearly Mouse didn't really blow his budget until near the end, on the custom tiles, the X-ray machine, and the welding equipment.) Fleming employs an arcane process that involves "pouring colored cotton pulp through hand-cut stencils" to create her distinctive style. But fortunately, you don't have to have any idea what that means to enjoy her sense of humor, her vibrant colors, and her boisterous compositions.

Mouse gets messy before it's all over, but he delivers the alphabet on time--and only has to work two weekends! (As a funny touch, Fleming includes a note-covered project calendar that Mouse collapses under as he finishes.) Alphabet Under Construction also includes a fold-out, 42-by-7-inch poster that shows every page, from A to Z. (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes

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A mouse works his way through the alphabet as he folds the "F," measures the "M," and rolls the "R."

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