8: An Animal Alphabet

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Explore the animal world, from aardvark to zebu!

Discover hundreds of animals, great and small. Lion and lizard, whale and wombat. Learn one wild fact about each animal. ( Did you know that gorillas yawn when they are nervous?) Look carefully, because for each letter of the alphabet, one animal is pictured eight times. Why 8? Come inside and find out.
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Published July 28th 2015 by Orchard Books
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40

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This novel has an interesting oncept, but it did n't get as much reading time at my house as I thought it would.

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Illustrator: Elisha CooperCopyright Date: 2015Number of Pages: 40Book Format: HardcoverGrade or Reading Level: Preschool- Kindergarten Genre: Picture bookLit Requirement: Alphabet bookTopic Tags: alphabet, animals, numbersSummary& Review/Response: Follow along with the 26 letters of the alphabet to learn about a ton of different animals.

It also includes the unique element of searching to find the animal that ’ s pictured eight times.

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Moreover, the fun explanations of animals are introduced at the nd of the essa in small text.

It might be ifficult for children to read this small texts since this ook is an alphabet book.

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The secon age of the novel has fun facts about all the animals shown throughout the book.Professional Recommendation/Review# 1: Publishers Weekly-Skillfully blending counting and matching elements into an animal-themed abecedary, Cooper invites readers to spot eight animals for each letter, nestled alongside other creatures whose names begin with the same letter.

The animals ’ names run along the bottom of each page, and a closing list offers intriguing details about the more than 150 creatures Cooper includes, while helping identify the less-familiar quoll, uakari, and yabby, among others.Professional Recommendation/Review# 2: Kirkus Review- A distinctive animal alphabet presents a counting game.The cover displays a large, shiny number eight.

The heavy paper will withstand repeated viewings, which are guaranteed.Don ’ t get behind the eight ball: order now; it ’ s great fun.Response to Two Professional Reviews: The list at the nd of the book explaining the unique facts about the nimals really is an nteresting thing I think kids would enjoy.

I think kids would like reading these facts because they ’ re not common facts you would usually know about the animal such as, “ Lizards smell with their tongues. ” The reviews do a ood job at describing the other great aspects of the bestsellin, such as the reaso that it lists all the animal ’ s names shown on the page with that certain letter of the alphabet.Evaluation of Literary Elements: The overall theme of the novel is really fun as readers have to find the animal on each page that occurs eight times.

The author provided multiple characters of animals which really helps kids learn about all different animals.Consideration of Instructional Application: I would use this book in my classroom for kids to read over when they are trying to learn the letters of the alphabet.

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I loved the premise of incorporating animals into learning the alphabet.

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