Monday, September 21, 2009

Sleepy Little Alphabet

When I was in the library last week, I saw this book on the “new releases” shelf and remembered that someone (unfortunately, I don’t remember who) has recommended it a few weeks ago. I checked it out, and I wasn’t disappointed. This is a great book, not just as an introduction/review of lowercase characters, but also as a delightful story of silly little children settling down after a busy day. The rhymes are making perfect sense and easy to remember, and each page also has a lot of “hidden treasures” – objects that start with the same letter. On the last page all letters are nicely asleep with their favorite toys. Anna asked to read this book at least 5 times every day since I brought it from the library, and she quotes from it while playing with something else. Usually her interest wanes after the first few readings, but she is still going strong on this one. I highly recommend this book, especially to those who are working on lowercase alphabet recognition.

7 comments:

Julie said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I'm definitely going to get this one as I'm starting to work on lowercase letter recognition and she's not getting it yet!

Christy said...

I'm glad you liked it. I wrote a post about it a few weeks ago. We enjoyed the book and the kids were sad about returning it to the library.

MaryAnne said...

We also just borrowed this from the library after seeing it reviewed somewhere (probably Christy's blog), and I agree it's a fun book!

Orange Juice said...

Christy (Superheroes & Princesses) posted about it. We're headed to the library today. I hope we find it!!

Our Little Family said...

I remember when Christy posted about it and it sounded like something Maddie would love. Unfortunately, our library didn't have it (yet; she said she'd check) but I'm thinking this may be one to purchase and add to our ever-growing ABC book collection. Thanks for the review!

The girl who painted trees said...

I think I'll buy this one. Our tiny itty bitty English library here in Costa Rica certainly won't have it and since it relies on donations, it likely never will!
Thanks for the recommendation:)

johanna said...

that book looks great gonna have to get it thanks!!