Today, I’ve chosen Tomorrow’s Alphabet for Perfect Picture Book Fridays.

Tomorrow’s Alphabet
Written by George Shannon
Pictures by Donald Crews
Greenwillow Books, 1996

Suitable for: Ages 3 and up

Theme/Topic: Alphabet, Cause and Effect

A is for seed —
tomorrow’s APPLE.

Brief Synopsis: Each two-page spread gives children an object in it’s today form and then shows what it will be tomorrow. From George Shannon’s website  — “This unusual alphabet book is really a different sort of concept book. The letters are used to demonstrate where things come from. A fun and inventive offering for today’s kids and tomorrow’s visionaries.” Starred review SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Link to Resources: George Shannon has suggested activities here. Click the box of Suggested Activities.
Hotchalk Lesson Plans Page has an alphabet game to try.
White Is for Blueberry, another book by George Shannon, could be read as an activity too. It was featured on Perfect Picture Book Fridays here.

Why I chose this book: I found some copies of George Shannon’s books at the library after he was featured on Julie Hedlund’s Write Up My Life. It’s a unique alphabet book which adds two vocabulary words for each letter. The first word mentioned with the letter, often does not match. For example, C is for milk — tomorrow’s cheese.

To find more picture books and resources, visit Susanna Leonard Hill’sblog and look for the Perfect Picture Books page.

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