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Alphabet Adventure Hardcover – August 1, 2001
I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God
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She lives in Hawaii.
My first memories are of Sarasota, Florida in the winter quarters of the Ringling Brothers' Circus. I was one year old and remember it vividly. My father, an art student, was making extra income by repainting circus murals.
The people in the circus were my friends. I was bounced on the knee of the tallest man in the world and rocked in the arms of the fat lady who could not stand up. My first baby-sitters were a family of little people who lived in a trailer next to ours. They tAudrey2old me stories about the animals they worked with: Chi Chi the Chimpanzee, an elephant named Elder, and Gargantua the Gorilla.
My mother says I was a fast learner, always ahead of my age. My father taught me to swim before I could walk. I walked at seven months and climbed over a seven foot chain link fence when I was one year old. Everyone in the circus thought I was going to be a trapeze artist.
When I was two, I traveled with my parents to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where they studied art. Spanish became my second language. Because my mother read to me every day, I fell in love with books and was reading by age three.
My parents had two more girls, which made me the oldest sister. All of us were trained in the arts: music, dance, painting, and drama. We had a miniature stage in our basement, complete with light-bulb floodlights and a dusty red velvet curtain. Admission for the plays we produced was a bargain--twenty-five cents.
When I was in the first grade, I wanted to grow up to be an artist like my father. Then, in the fourth grade, I decided I'd like to be a children's book author. As an adult who writes and illustrates children's books, I have realized both my childhood ambitions.
I got in trouble in school once for crossing out my favorite author's name and putting in mine--Audrey Brewer instead of Dr. Seuss!
My great-grandfather, grandfather, and father were all professional artists. Since I am also a professional artist, there are four consecutive generations of artists in our family. However, I am the only female artist.
On our honeymoon, I read my new husband Don Wood the classic children's book entitled At the Back of the North Wind. Seven years later, we teamed up to create our first picture book together.
When our son Bruce Robert was two years old, I began to read picture books to him. He helped to remind me of my childhood ambitions. That's when I began to write children's books seriously.
Top Customer Reviews
The story is charming and simple. Before the letters of the alphabet can go off to school to become "Charley's Alphabet", they are delayed by the loss of the lower case i's dot. All of the letters must help to find the missing dot ... or find a way to make the dot return so that they may get to school in time for Charley, the boy who needs them.
Bruce Wood is the illustrator on this book and he has continued the family legacy of producing bright, captivating illustrations which are just begging the reader to look more closely. Indeed, there is a story in the pictures alone. My own eight-year-old daughter read the book and then immediately went back through and looked at the pictures, pointing out little details in each illustration. This is a wonderful book. I can't wait to introduce it to my class.
The author used an engaging story taking the little letters and the reader on an adventure to solve little i's problem of a missing dot (be sure to look for little i's dot hiding on each page). There is also a 2 page spread in the book that shows each letter with an item they picked in order to help little i choose a new dot - s picks a star, h picks a heart, c picks a cherry and so forth.
I like this so much better than Chicka Chicka Boom Boom which uses rhymes that aren't very clever to tell a story that isn't very clever which in turn makes it tedious to read to your child.
I personally love Audrey Wood's books. Her stories (inc. this one) are always fresh, innovative, fun, and lively, and very creative. The illustrations in this book are fun, colorful, and make you want to spend time looking at each and every page with your child.
Get this book and enjoy reading it with your child or class, I don't think you or your the kids will be disappointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My kindercuties loved this story! They were engaged the entire time!! Well done Mrs. Wood!Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
I have this in my daycare and the children love it! I had to buy a copy for my little one too!Published 10 months ago by A. M. Case Martinez
Did not hold the children's attention. Too busy of a book. Did not care for it at all.Published 11 months ago by Jeanette A. DeHaan