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Apricot ABC Hardcover – January 1, 1969


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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Little Brown & Co.; 3th prtg edition (1969)
  • ASIN: B00005VF8B
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #711,214 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tracy Markham Utley on June 14, 2005
Format: Hardcover
not only is the poetry beautiful, this book is by the far the smartest book on the abcs i have ever read! the vocabulary is rich, the illustrations lovely. a great find and worth buying. this is one of my all time favorite books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shanna A. Gonzalez on August 7, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Miska Miles has masterfully composed a genuinely interesting story set to an acrostic of the alphabet. An Apricot falls from a tree, startling a Bee, which calls some Crickets and Caterpillars to come and see. All manner of creatures from different environs encounter the apricot, until a hen happens by and eats it. Seasons pass until the apricot seed shoots and sprouts to become a young apricot tree.

The story includes the four seasons through the plant's life cycle, and also depicts many small creatures and plants in their natural environments. It wonderfully combines a multi-layered experience of the natural world with the didactic instruction about the alphabet. Peter Parnall's illustrations are clean-lined and lively, and he blends each letter into the meadow's environment for readers to find.

Apricot ABC brings together many elements that make a children's book excellent: interesting illustrations, well-written rhyming text, rhythmic pacing, a little bit of drama, an experience of the outdoor world, some unusual vocabulary, and a visual "I spy" element. It is an outstanding addition to a home library.
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i have this book from when i was a kid but the binding had come undone and the pages are loose and dirty.
So, I decided to look and see if I could find a new copy. It's so pretty!!! I was so excited when I got the package.
Exceeded my expectations!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patricia M. Vanderbeek on October 18, 2009
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The book was well packaged and arrived even earlier than expected. It was in great condition for being a used book.
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