AaABIG B,little b,what begins with B Barberbabybubblesand abumblebee.
WrensReads Review My best friend just got like eight Dr Seuss books and I am not sorry about flooding your feed today and tomorrow with me reading them and telling you how amazing they are.
Because, I mean, it s Dr Seuss Can it be anything less I would read this to my kids, your kids, your neighbor s kids, the kid down the block, the kid of my worst enemy and probably just all kids Alphabets can be fun.
WrensReads Goodreads Twitter Instagram I think that this is the most amazing alphabet book ever, word wise Animalia wins for pictures, I think We ve been collecting Dr Seuss books for quite some time, because we tend to like them I never read this book as a child, and I m almost glad, because I get to be so astounded now as an adult.
First of all, there s great meter Second, there s tons of alliteration Third, the alliteration is not only at the beginnings of words, but inside them, too Barber baby bubbles and a bumblebee Four fluffy feathers on a Fiffer feffer feff I actually didn t notice this until my son had insisted on me reading this to him about twenty times I woke up in the middle of the night and thought, Hey And since I practically have this book memorized the catchy rhythm and alliteration help , I went through the book in my head at four in the morning and realized exactly how amazing this book is.
Simple words Amazing alliteration Great meter Incredible creativity How did he manage We have quite a few ABC books in the house now, but I don t think any of them are quite as fun to read as this one certainly not with the younger readers anyway Seuss doesn t go for the usual pattern of picking one thing for each letter no, he has to include silly rhymes and even some made up words too, paired with his trademark slightly unrealistic illustrations A sample BIG A,little a,what begins with A Aunt Annie s alligator.
AaABIG F,little fwhat begins with F Four fluffy feathers on a Fiffer feffer feff.
BIG O,little o,what begins with O Ostrich, oil,orange owl.
OoOBIG Y,little y,what begins with Y A yawning yellow yakwith Yolanda on his back.
There s some variety, not all the rhymes follow the same exact format, but they all start the same way and most end with the letters again Writing the alphabet this way does make for a fairly long read, though, and so far the kids recently turned or turning 2 get a bit restless and distracted before the end But there s some good vocabulary here and not too many made up words and you can get them to name the things in the pictures, too.
Big A little a what begins with A And it begins the sound of a little voice answering the question Aunt Annie s Alligator A a A This is a favorite read in the car so much so that my grand kids have it memorized Dr Seuss has a magical way of rhyming and creating rhythm that appeal to young and old You begin reading about Aunt Annie s alligator and you re off into that delightful rhythm that keeps you and the children hooked to the very end with the Zizzer Zazzer Zuzz Seuss never disappoints the rhyme and rhythm are always precise, all because of his great imagination Nixie Knox and Willy Waterloo, Warren Wiggins and Waldo Woo are all wonderful characters that take us through the travels of the alphabet.
The book is full of anticipation as each page turns will there be blue or red, polka dots or plaids or fancy flying feathers who knows Will the letters be big or very, very small We can t seem to read it fast enough to see what comes next Thanks, Dr Seuss, for the cat in the hat, the green eggs, Horton and the fish in the bowl You ve helped kids all over the world love to read Thanks for the good reads His parents being concerned about how much time he was spending watching a computer video game on YouTube, first grader Jack was told to stop and I thereupon invited him to pick out a book to read instead He selected this one without complaint and the two of us proceeded to study it, page by page, both in terms of its words, but also in terms of their reference to the art work To make it participatory, I asked Jack to give a word starting with the letter to come before proceeding to see what author Geisel s selection would be It worked, worked enough for the two of us to get through the whole thing, Jack s attention span for reading usually not being adequate to entire children s books.