Here’s my selection for Perfect Picture Book Friday:
Counting on Letters: From A to Z and 1 to 26
Written and Illustrated by Mark Gonyea
Suitable for ages: 4-6
Theme/Topic: Concept, ABCs, Numbers
1 A all alone.
2 Bs balancing.
Brief Synopsis: (from Amazon) An alliterative romp through the alphabet that combines letters with numbers for a double-whammy of educational fun.
Resources: We use ABC books to practice letters at our house. Kindergarten testing has been a tough, but we practice and practice some more. There are resources at PBS Kids to practice letters. One could also encourage an art project using letters in new scenarios. Instead of “4 Ds dangling,” how might you illustrate a D.
Why I Like This Book: It’s a fun, graphic twist on an ABC book. The letters are an integral part of the art. Each page is fun. And, it’s been on repeat read at our house since Christmas 2014.
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Cathy Ballou Mealey says
I like the crisp, clean look of the cover and the A page. Always something to learn from A-Z books, even if I do peek at Q and Z first! 😉
I pegged you as an X person Cathy! Q and Z are pretty normal for this one. Quilt and Zoom. 🙂
Patricia Tilton says
This is a twist on alphabet books. I love the use of space. I’m starting to take note of books for my 2-year-old great grandson. He loves books..
Enzo likes this one, especially as he’s older and it incorporates the numbers. It’s an easier one to use for “study” with him.
Leslie Leibhardt Goodman says
Just when I thought every fresh take on the alphabet had been thought of, along comes a great winner!
There is always a fresh take on the alphabet. It’s really refreshing to see what people come up with the letters.
Jilanne Hoffmann says
I love this design! Isn’t it interesting how the choice of words and numbers for those first two letters makes me want to read more. Now I’ve got to find it to see where the story goes.
Thanks for highlighting. Happy New Year!
Julie Rowan-Zoch says
Looks cool – MUST check it out!
Catherine Johnson says
Very creative! Great idea for little ones.
Great design! And clever double concept!
Clara Bowman-Jahn says
I love the way you have your web site so organized,Stacy. And mentioning the classes you took and a quick review is a great incentive to take the courses chronicled there.
This book seems just right up Enzo’s alley and sounds perfect to balance the visual with the text for the alphabet. I’m putting it on hold at my library to learn how it’s done.
Joanne Sher says
This definitely looks creative – gotta give this one a look 🙂
Rosi Hollinbeck says
Thanks for telling me about this. I am always amazed at the wide variety of alphabet books. I will check it out.
Sue Wang says
I like the visual effects of the letters/their words. It’s brilliant. Feels like it would connect parts of a child’s brain in an atypical way!
Erik - TKRB says
This sounds like a great alphabet book! 🙂