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Author: Don Ferguson

Illustrator: Bill Langley and Diana Wakeman

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Publisher: Disney Press, ©1992

Material: hard cover

Summary: Pooh and friends provide a short poem that teaches each letter of the alphabet…even the Woozles are there! This book offers a fun way to learn/teach the alphabet.

Type of Reading: family reading, playtime reading

Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8

Age of Child: started reading at 22 months

Young Reader Reaction: With Pooh and friends to describe the letters made this an instant hit.

Adult Reader Reaction: The poems that accompany each letter make this a much more engaging alphabet reading experience. The whole family loves this alphabet book.

Pros: The poems build mini-stories for each letter, and all of Pooh's friends play a role.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy it! It's more fun and engaging than any alphabet book we've seen to date.

If You Liked This Book, Try: WINNIE THE POOH & HIS FRIENDS (SET OF 4 BOARD BOOKS: Roo's Big Adventure, Blackberry Surprise, A Reel Fishy Story, Nightime Mystery )   SALLY CAT'S 123 (Busy World of Richard Scarry Series)   WHAT PETE ATE FROM A to Z

Educational Themes: This is the best alphabet book we've seen so far. The poems allow for introducing letters through activity, not static objects.

Notes: You can get this one used for as low as 98c. Given how fun this book is, you're still ahead of the game even if you have to pay shipping!

Literary Categories: non-fiction - picture book

Date(s) Reviewed: October 2003

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