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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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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 |
Characters: There are no characters involved in this book.

Setting: Setting is mostly indoors.

Theme: Learn the alphabet

Genre: Learning education

Summary: This books displays the alphabet in different construction themes. From A-Z

Audience: children and those who are learning the alphabet

Curriculum ties: Ties to early development and learning the English Language

Personal response: What a better way for children to learn about the alphabet than in a construction using tools theme? In this book, the pictures and the art really brings out the alphabet in a new sense. As a child, there are children who seriously love tools and building things. This book helps reinforce the child’s interest in tools while helping them learn the alphabet. Overall, this book does a fantastic job with its art and keeping the child’s attention on the alphabet. Most of all, kids can see the realistic part of learning the alphabet. They can relate it to real life which is very benefit. ( )
  Thach | Apr 7, 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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