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Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC Paperback – September 7, 2009
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Kindergarten-Grade 2–These animal pirates decide that they need more than the letter R (R's not enough./We need other letters/to help make us tough), so they set off to find the remaining 25. Led by a crocodile captain (with a hook, no less), the band of buccaneers searches far and wide to complete their mission. Some letters are found near items that begin with that letter, e.g., an anchor, gold, or a parrot. Others are in situations that involve the letter in action–Q is questioned, U is underwater. Still others are described, as in the case of the nimble N. Some alphabet books struggle to incorporate X, but as any young pirate knows, X marks the spot on a treasure map. The rhyming text is more suited to reading aloud as it includes a number of words that would have beginning readers asking for assistance. The colorful cartoon illustrations encourage children to participate by finding the sought-after letters, which appear in bright red uppercase in each scene. This alphabet adventure is sure to capture audience attention at a pirate-themed storyhour, and it will be enjoyed by individual borrowers.–Maura Bresnahan, High Plain Elementary School, Andover, MA
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PreS-Gr. 2. "R-r-r-run for your lives, all ye alphabet letters!" Some swashbuckling pirates are plundering the ABCs, and they won't stop until they capture every letter, right down to z. The animal buccaneers dig for doubloons, discover a chest of gold, find x marks the spot, and drop anchor, capturing the letters a, d, and g along the way. Meanwhile, the alligator captain threatens to show the pirates the plank if they don't bring him the alphabet. This rollicking, rhyming, seafaring caper is an inventive alphabet book, and Cole's comical illustrations put wind in the sails of the clever quest. A rip-roaring yarn that offers a treasure chest of ideas for classroom activities. Julie Cummins
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Top Customer Reviews
What young child isn't captivated by pirates? In Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC, the gang of swashbuckling pirates are ordered by their captain to capture the alphabet. The pirate ship sets sail to search out and seize all the letters of the alphabet. They are determined that no letter will escape!
Sobel's delightful adventure is told in rhyme and children will ask to be read the story over and over again. A by-product is that it is written in such a way that it will contribute to children learning the alphabet. The illustrations are fun and whimsical and greatly add to the story.
Armchair Interviews says: Have some fun reading to your children and help them learn at the same time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So fun to read and a great way to utilize your innner pirate voice! Great for all young children and especially for those into pirates!!! Yarrrrr!Published 25 days ago by Lala
Learning the alphabet is always fun and thanks to the Pirates and crew they help find things for each letter. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Shelly Itkin
Good illustrations, and what kid doesn't want to learn along with the pirates! What they are learning is that they need lots more letters than "RRR! Read morePublished 5 months ago by vacg
Love this book so much in my classroom that I bought another copy to send my grandson! He loves it too.Published 5 months ago by M. Robinson
It was a pleasure doing business with you. Great little book! Thanks.Published 6 months ago by Richard W Dyer