Alphabet Books Recommended to Read
The Alphabet Room
by Sara Pinto
Starting with the simplest images-apples for A, bowls for B, cat for C-Sara
Pinto has taken a magical leap in the concept of alphabet books. Each letter
has a door, and behind each door the objects arrange and rearrange
themselves so that with every letter the picture becomes more complex.
Letter by letter, magical scenes unfold inside the room. With gentle humor
and charming design, this lift-the-flap alphabet book transcends the genre
to offer something truly unique.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
by Jr, Bill Martin, John Archambault, Lois Ehlert
In this bright and lively rhyme, the letters of the alphabet race each other
to the top of the coconut tree. When X, Y and Z finally scramble up the
trunk, however, the weight is too much, and down they all tumble in a
colorful chaotic heap: "Chicka Chicka . . . BOOM! BOOM!" All the family
members race to help, as one by one the letters recover in amusingly
battered fashion. Poor stubbed toe E has a swollen appendage, while F sports
a jaunty Band-Aid and P is indeed black-eyed. As the tropic sun goes down
and a radiant full moon appears, indomitable A leaps out of bed,
double-daring his colleagues to another treetop race.
by Stephen T. Johnson
Beginning with the A formed by a construction site's sawhorse and ending
with the Z found in the angle of a fire escape, Johnson draws viewers' eyes
to tiny details within everyday objects to find letters. In this wordless
tour of sights from Times Square to the Brooklyn Bridge, he invites young
and old alike to take a new look at familiar surroundings, discovering the
alphabet without ever looking in a book or reading from a sign.
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