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Crafty. colorful, engaging, alphabet book
on April 11, 2013
Well it looks I can't upload my photos and I am too lazy to do a video review. So, here it is. I am a parent of a 2, 4, and 5 year old. This means I have been through plenty of alphabet, phonics, sight word books, movies, etc. Anyway, I reviewed this specifically with my 2 year old girl as she needs the practice and other two boys are already mastered their ABCs. Here is what sets this book apart:
1) It's all about the pictures. The author apparently made every single little item on each page for each letter using construction paper, scissors, and glue to a make scene for each letter. There are no other words in the books, just 26 pages of 26 letters but... (read below). These scenes I guess were photographed or something as they appear 3 dimensional but extremely clear and well done.
2) At the end of the book are 2 pages that lists the items on each letter's page that you can you go back I guess ask your kid if they can find them. From a simple book reading perspective and a educational psychology perspective (sorry I have a PhD in ed psych)...this really doesn't seem to be helpful. I suppose if those 2 pages were the first 2 pages perhaps with some quick instructions for the parent on what to do (not that's its obvious) it would maybe have more educational merit.
Other than that, my 2 year old liked the book and was happy Daddy got her a present.
One last knit picky comment, not just for this book but for any book that has a colorful glossy cover and the SAME colorful glossy Hard cover...I ask why? Why waste paper on this, kids tear and lose these paper covers all the time. Maybe it's me but it seems like a waste of money that perhaps could knock a dollar or two off the price.