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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
Rating:***1/2
Tags:ABC, mice, colorful, concept book, tools, construction, letters, fiction, picturebook

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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 |
This alphabet book shows a mouse building and constructing 26 activities, each corresponding to one letter of the alphabet. The book is vibrantly and colorfully illustrated with movement and interest. There is an example of the letter in one action verb for each letter like ""nails the N" and "unrolls the U".

I love the illustrations in this book. There is a lot of action and interest and the letter are prominently displayed in very creative ways. I also appreciate that this book focused on verbs of each letter - rather than a typical noun. It helps early readers get a new perspective on how letters make a variety of words. Within each letter the verb is displayed so this helps children learn what each of these actions are and mean. A must read! ( )
  zsvandyk | Apr 1, 2015 |
The alphabet in being constructed by a mouse. Each letter corresponds with an action that starts with that letter. For example, "airbrushes the A" and "zips the z."
  ryckecraw | Nov 22, 2014 |
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 |
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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

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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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