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CREATURE ABC

Author: Andrew Zuckerman

Illustrator: Andrew Zuckerman

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Publisher: Chronicle Books,

Material: hard cover

Summary: This book can be used to teach the alphabet to younger children. It has two pages for each letter. The first page has a close up of the animal like a work of art on a white background. The next page has the name of the animal with the letter of the alphabet it represents. This is an alphabet book that engages kids with animals they know.

Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 5; read yourself: 6 to 8

Interest Level: 2 to 6

Age of Child: Read with a 2-year-old boy.

Young Reader Reaction: My son didn’t love this book, but he did let me show him the whole book a couple times. He liked some of the animal pictures and the big letters.

Adult Reader Reaction: I liked that he was learning letters but thought it was a little boring. I actually thought he would like it more, but he seemed a little bored with it.

Pros: Kids can explore learning with great big pictures of animals and easy-to-see alphabet letters.

Cons: Other than the photos, there is not much else to the book; there is no real story.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. I would have this book at a library maybe but there are other alphabet books that are better.

If You Liked This Book, Try: ALPHABET BOOK (Usborne Farmyard Tales)   ALPHA-PETS; A to Z   ABC SAFARI

Educational Themes: This is a book that can be used for animal identification and learning letters and letter sounds.

Notes: A Reading Tub® volunteer submitted this review. She borrowed the book from the local library.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - picture book, literacy

Date(s) Reviewed: May 2010

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