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A New Take on ABCs - S is for Smiling Sunrise: An Alphabet Book of Goodness, Beauty, and Wonder Hardcover – December 12, 2013

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 8 years
  • Series: A New Take
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: WordsBright; 1st edition (December 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 194022912X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940229126
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 10.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #723,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


From Midwest Book Review, Children's Bookwatch

"ABC's in rhymes meant to be sung... verses are inspired and different, such as: "G is for a Gift/ That you love to get/ Did you know, it's as much fun/ To give a gift instead!" Many other verses offer new images, concepts and ideas that emphasize the creative, positive, and humane outlook for children.... a wonderful educator's tool with a creative, compassionate twist, for children age 3 and up. 
-- MBR-CBW, Vol 24-3, Mar '14 - ABC Shelf 

From Librarians and Teachers

"S is for Smiling Sunrise is a colorful and beautifully illustrated picture book. The high quality paper makes the images pop, and the quality binding ensures the book will endure many readings."
-- Chris Hendel, Thousand Oaks Library, CA

"The rhymes flow easily and are suitable for all age groups to appreciate... the material is perfect and so are the pictures!"
-- Ms. Charmaine Raymore, Newbury Oaks Preschool, CA

From the Back Cover

Increase your child's vocabulary and comprehension with inspiring words and positive concepts!

Have fun while teaching with easy-to-sing alphabet rhymes!

More About the Author

Vick Wadhwa's first book (A New Take on ABCs - S is for Smiling Sunrise) was inspired by his toddler daughter, when he sensed that she was getting bored with her alphabet books, and was ready to learn some new words and concepts. Generally of a somewhat quiet and reserved nature, he managed to surprise himself and his family by coming up with a collection of fun yet meaningful rhymes, and then again when he tweaked the verses for singing, much to his child's delight. Although he had never before considered writing a children's book, he started having so much fun teaching the rhymes to his daughter that he had the urge to share with others.

Vick has a scientist background (for more details, you can find him on linkedin). He lives with his family in Southern California, and is now dreaming up his next children's book!

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By whiz_kiddz on December 20, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I read the introduction and loved the concept. It is a novel way to introduce ABCs to kids and nothing that I have seen so far comes close to introducing concepts like this to kids other than the usual boring stuff. The rhyme and new words will keep kids curious and want more :)
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By Mymcbooks on March 10, 2014
Format: Hardcover
My Review: What a great concept. If you are looking for a new, simple, and effective way to teach your child the alphabet, then pick up a copy of S is for Smiling Sunrise. Kids would learn new words that would increase their vocabulary. And like the author states “it’s time to go beyond “A for Apple” and “B for Ball”. This book not only improves their vocabulary but helps with comprehension.

For example, “P is for Park and Playground. Places to have fun, Sit and watch, or go walk, hop, skip, jump, or run!”

V is for Virtues – Goodness in your heart. Caring, sharing and honesty. Learn well and be smart!”

This book is engaging and fun for kids and their parents with easy-to-sing along alphabet rhymes. The illustrations are bright and colorful and I highly recommend this book.

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
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Format: Kindle Edition
I’m so relieved to hear other parents are completely bored with their children’s ABC books. Even my boys became bored with them by the time they were two years old. How many times can we say “A is for apple?”

S is for Smiling Sunrise exposes children to the alphabet using more complex and interesting words. This book is much more engaging than your typical ABCs and will keep children as well as parents interested.

From K is for kaleidoscope to T is for tasty, S is for Smiling Sunrise will grow with your own budding student, helping them learn the alphabet and expand their vocabulary.

In addition, there’s an easy-to-sing, free ABC song you can download. Your child will enjoy learning the new song, which you can play with the book or even in the car!
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