- Age Range: 5 - 6 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 1
- Paperback: 64 pages
- Publisher: Aladdin; Reprint edition (September 30, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0689716257
- ISBN-13: 978-0689716256
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #222,376 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Alphabatics Paperback – September 30, 1992
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Each letter metamorphoses into an object in this inventive Caldecott Honor book, which uses bold, splashy artwork in its topsy-turvy teaching. Ages 3-6.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3 An alphabet book that is imaginative, original, and bound to strike a creative note in children. Boldly colored upper- and lower-case letters appear at the top left of every page. Below them, each boxed animated letter jumps, dances, or gently sways to become a part of an object or a scene on the facing page, with one-word labels. MacDonald's A tilts, flops over, and literally becomes an ark as it turns itself around. An N turns over, glides up a tree trunk, and becomes a nest for three young birds. Crisp, fresh, and totally effective, it's a unique way of looking at the alphabet. This is a book to encourage creative thinking and for sheer enjoyment of MacDonald's precise graphics, rather than for object identification among the very young. A visual delight. Trev Jones, "School Library Journal"
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
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Top customer reviews
There was a delay in shipping, but it wasn't the seller's fault... we moved shortly after ordering it.
Wonderful book. Worth the price and shipping hassle.
Basically, it has a two-page spread of each letter and an object whose name starts with that letter. For example, "I" is for "insect," and it shows a lowercase "i" turning into an insect, with the stem splitting in half and the dot is the head, and the split part becomes the wings, and it gradually changes into an insect. It's kind of an interesting idea. It think rather than a book, it might be better as a series of posters. It's more like an art installation than a book. The artistic transformation is nice. I'm glad I read it, but I don't need to read it again. Check it out from the library.
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