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Alphabet Under Construction (edition 2006)

by Denise Fleming, Denise Fleming (Illustrator)

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Member:Angie.Patterson
Title:Alphabet Under Construction
Authors:Denise Fleming
Other authors:Denise Fleming (Illustrator)
Info:Square Fish (2006), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:***1/2
Tags:ABC, mice, colorful, concept book, tools, construction, letters, fiction, picturebook

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I think this is a really good children’s book. The first reason why I think it’s a good book is because it emphasizes on the letters in the alphabet in order to teach young students. The mouse in the book constructs each letter in the alphabet page by page. He dyes the letter D and folds the letter F, and works all the way to the letter Z. The other reason why I liked this book was because of the bright and colorful illustrations throughout the pages. Each illustration was multicolored paintings that just pop out at the reader. The third reason why I liked this book was because it is still enjoyable to see all of the illustrations and learn the different vocabulary through the book even if you already know the alphabet. For instance, when the mouse ‘buttons the B’ and ‘carves the C’. The main message of this book is to learn and review the alphabet. ( )
  margan1 | Sep 18, 2014 |
This book combined interesting verbs with each letter of the alphabet that phonetically correspond to the letter . A mouse "constructs" each letter using various means. It is a great book for children just learning the alphabet. It. Is also beneficial for vocabulary and phonics. The illustrations coincide with each action well. ( )
  rpazmino-calligan | Sep 9, 2014 |
Mouse works through many construction activities from airbrushing the A to zipping the Z.
  psuchilit14 | Mar 16, 2014 |
The author does a nice job of pairing the letter with a phoneticly matching word. The illustrations are lively, full of bright colors and action.
  Victoria_Martin | Dec 5, 2013 |
Cute, my son was just not interested in this one. ( )
  jbagley | Dec 3, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0805081127, Paperback)

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

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:27:47 -0400)

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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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