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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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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

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

Have fun while teaching with easy-to-sing alphabet rhymes!
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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: 0.5 x 8.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,917,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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Have you ever noticed how many alphabet books there are??? When we were told that we would be reviewing an alphabet book, I wasn't that excited. However, my first impression was to be changed! This book is SO not your average alphabet book....if you have littles, it's worth checking into!

The author of S is for Smiling Sunrise, Vick Wadhwa, was inspired to write a children's alphabet book that taught values and morals at a preschool level. This book, offered by Wordsbright, is appropriate for children aged three to eight. The company also offers a fantastic set of teaching resources (which are free!) geared at two different age levels. Readers can download preschool or K-3 resources directly from the website to accompany the book.

The first thing I noticed about the book was how colorful and engaging it was. Each page is brightly decorated, but it is not too busy that it overshadows the content. The words are large and bold, perfect for beginning readers. While my third grade son, who is an excellent reader, felt that it was "too babyish," my first grader was pretty excited to be able to just pick up the book and read it himself. We read it aloud together a couple of times.

While the book itself may have been too young for my older one, the concepts were not. As a family, we sat down (trusty educator guide for older children tucked in beside me for a reference) and discussed each of the concepts listed on the alphabetical pages. Some of them were super simple, like Flowers, while others were a little more advanced, like Virtues.

If the children were a little bit younger, this would be a fabulous book for a nightly bedtime story. However, mine are right at the cusp.
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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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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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