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Dr. Seuss's ABC / Beginner Books (original 1963; edition 1991)

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Title:Dr. Seuss's ABC / Beginner Books
Authors:Dr. Seuss
Info:Random House Beginner Books (1991), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 63 pages
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Dr. Seuss's ABC by Dr. Seuss (1963)

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Kindergarten series- taxonomy about things. Each item begins with corresponding letter.
  RachelHollingsworth | Feb 24, 2015 |
Changes were made to fit smaller pages, and set up a more consistent format, but they ruined the euphony of some of the rhymes and made it hard to read if you had the original memorized. ( )
  librisissimo | Feb 17, 2015 |
"Dr. Seuss’s ABC" book has always been one of my favorites since I was a little girl. This is a great book for beginning readers that sets out to have the main idea of teaching the alphabet and upper- and lowercase letters through small poems with rhyming and other literary tools.
To help beginning readers learn the alphabet, Dr. Seuss organizes the book in sequential order of the alphabet song. This familiar song allows readers to easily follow along with the book because it’s in an order that makes sense to them. Another way the author conveys the main idea is through repetition and alliteration. After introducing a letter, the next page would include a short poem using words that begin with the letter using alliteration.
Along with these tools used by the author, illustrations also help the reader to follow along and learn the letters. Dr. Seuss makes up fun, interesting, and out of this world characters, such as a Fiffer-Feffer-Feff and a Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz. These crazy characters illustrated in wild, brightly colored ways, keeps the reader engaged in the book while they learn the letters of the alphabet. Also, the flow of the book provides readers with repetition of introducing the letters. To introduce each letter, the author provides the upper- and lowercase letters while posing the question “What beings with…” giving readers a chance to participate in the fun of learning the letters.
Overall, I think this is a wonderful book for beginning readers! The poetry, alliteration, organization, repetition, crazy characters, and engaging pace really takes young readers into the story. It gives readers a fun and exciting way to learn an important topic, the alphabet and upper- and lowercase letters, without even realizing they are learning. ( )
  heathergoodman | Feb 17, 2015 |
Summary: Dr. Seuss books are always fun to read. This book is good to help teach young children their alphabet. The illustrations are colorful.

Personal Reaction: I would use this book to teach children in Pre-K or Kindergarden their ABC's. Dr. Seuss books are always fun to read, are full of colorful pages and silly characters. Children love to sit still and listen to Dr. Seuss books.

Extension Ideas:
1) Have students color the letter of the week. For example: Letter M
2) Have students draw pictures of things or animals that have the letter M at the beginning. Examples: Monkey, Moon, Moose, Mice
1 vote ah932109 | Feb 7, 2015 |
Dr. Seuss takes us through each letter of the alphabet on every page. Alliteration abounds as nonsensical creatures and whimsical characters unite.
  MelindaBoland | Jan 10, 2015 |
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Lawson/LIB 428 Desc. - While this has classic elements of an ABC book, its greatest elements are that is 'not' a classic ABC book. Of the many strengths is that is presents the smaller letter with the larger version and in Seuss style has the rhyme, repeition, alliteration etc. But what I love is the introduction of fun words. Aside from U is for Umbrella it also has D is for Doughnut and C is for Camel rather than the usual words. This is also a board book and perfect for the infant/toddler classroom.
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"An alphabet book with zany drawings and nonsensical verse provides an entertaining way for small children to learn the letters and their sounds."--Booklist.  

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Dr. Seuss presents the letters and their sounds, and shows how the sounds join to form words.

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