Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Perfect Alphabet Book

Sometimes I am just in the mood for a great picture book and lo and behold, one of my favorite writers, Michael Escoffier has a new offering.  Perhaps his name is not familiar to you?  His clever work should be.

The Brief Thief was hands down one of my favorite picture books from 2013.  Click on the title to check it out if you want a book that will give your kids a case of the giggles.  It's an infectious disease, so only click on the link if you are ready deal with the laughter that comes from reading this quick-witted story.

But on to the book at hand.  I have literally read hundreds of alphabet books.  Did I think there could possibly be a new take on the ABC's?  No way mister.  I have seen it all .... until now!

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Title: Take Aways the A

Authors: Michael Escoffier & Kris Di Giacomo

Target: Preschool - Grade 2

What this book is about:  
In this insanely imaginative book, the author removes a letter from a variety of words to show the power of the alphabet.  Plants become Pants, Crab becomes Cab and Witch becomes Itch all to show the importance of each letter.

Why I love this book: 
Oh the litany of Alphabet books out there.  It just makes it all the more exciting when one comes out that taps into a new element of creativity.  This book not only emphasizes the letter taken away, but also shows kids how important the letters are in the words they are using.  

I also cannot say enough about the illustrations.  They are gorgeous. clever and funny with absolute sublime humor.

Who this book is for: 
Wonderful picture book for both younger and older kids.  Preschoolers will enjoy learning their letters and older siblings, who are learning to read, will appreciate getting the humor in the letter removal.  This is one all your kids can enjoy!

Final thoughts: 
Of course Escoffier wrote The Brief Thief, one of my all time favorite picture books, so there was little chance I wouldn’t love this new offering.

To purchase this book:
Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: Take Away the A  A portion of each purchase goes to support this blog at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.

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