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T is for Titanic: A Titanic Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Alphabets) Hardcover – November 1, 2011
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I was surprised at how much information was in this particular book, but it really helped my 6 yr old wrap his mind around this event. He's genuinely interested in history, but he doesn't quite understand why the past would have such an impact on people today.
This book presented the story in a way that helped my son understand that it's not just another ship that sank in the ocean.
So, when this book, T is for Titanic: A Titanic Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Alphabets), was offered to us by Amazon Vine, I immediately grabbed it.
I read it to the little girl two days ago and I have to tell you - she seemed to be even more fascinated with this one than the previous one. Of course that may be because she now had certain knowledge which influenced her; she had enjoyed the first book so why not this one too? (I am too far away from a 4-year-old mind to know just what goes through them!)
The book is arranged in alphabetical order with each letter representing something about the Titanic (some of them, however, seem a bit far-fetched, though this is not objectionable). Each letter has a short poem and a paragraph or two of explanation. I read the poems to her and I merely paraphrased the explanatory material in a way she could (hopefully) understand.
I have only one quibble with one of the poems: it seems to me that, in the poem, the watertight doors would seem to prevent the ship from sinking. Obviously they didn't work and I had to explain that to her. But the other poems appear to stand fairly well on their own. (The poem about the little French boys required some additional explanation too.)
The pictures are beautiful as is the paper, the printing, and the binding.Read more ›
for those interested in the Titanic.
However, I was disappointed in many of the examples chosen by Debbie & Michael Shoulders: A for Anatomy and Y for the Years 1912 and 2012 seemed real stretches, and several others seemed oddly chosen.
Note on reading level: In another bit of brilliance, the book has two (countem' two!) reading levels: a simpler, four line, single stanza poem that usually begins with, "_ is for _____" and a higher level, much longer, smaller type section detailing the history behind the choice of the given word. Thus young children can read the poem themselves while parents can read aloud the detailed explanations. Unfortunately, many of the poems supplied here are, to put it bluntly, terrible: poorly rhymed, poorly metered, and full of great big words likely to frustrate the young readers they are aimed at.
IMHO this is a marvelous idea, readily replicable for a lot of historical subjects (like the far superior IMHO F is for Fenway: America's Oldest Major League Ballpark, but as this volume demonstrates, poor execution can mightily damage the result.
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My son loves this book so if the interest is there get it! He started reading this in 2nd grade.Published on September 13, 2013 by AnnetteSolomon
This is a beautiful book with lots of information that the reader of all ages will appreciate. I got it for my six year old grandson and he was thrilled. Read morePublished on May 25, 2013 by Margaret
This is a wonderful book for any Titanic lover. The pictures are very vivid and take up the whole page. The descriptions for each letter are pretty interesting. Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by Jessica
This book works well for kids of all ages. It gives information in a general way with each letter but goes into more detail for other kids in a brief paragraph. Read morePublished on December 27, 2012 by Melissa Sack
If your child is interested in the Titanic--this book is perfect... It has short simple sentences on each page for each letter for young kids and then a big paragraph with more... Read morePublished on December 8, 2012 by Jan B.
As we are remembering Titanic, which sank 100 years ago, this book is a timely addition for our children. Read morePublished on May 23, 2012 by C. Maynard
T IS FOR TITANIC is an alphabet book published by Sleeping Bear Press. The book follows the pattern that most all of the Sleeping Bear Press alphabet books have: the letter of the... Read morePublished on May 22, 2012 by tvtv3
When this book showed up at my house my ten and a half year old picked it up to read to one of her little sisters. Read morePublished on May 18, 2012 by Karen in Mommyland
T is for Titanic is not only educational but fun to read as well. Our daughter doesn't understand the story, but the pictures are bright and keep her engaged. Read morePublished on May 17, 2012 by C. A Scovel