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A Helpful Alphabet of Friendly Objects

A Helpful Alphabet of Friendly Objects This extraordinary alphabet book offers numerous rewards poems that are by turns thoughtful and lively crisp photographs that seem both familiar and new and a fresh design to ensure repeated readings

  • Title: A Helpful Alphabet of Friendly Objects
  • Author: John Updike
  • ISBN: 9780679843245
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This extraordinary alphabet book offers numerous rewards poems that are by turns thoughtful and lively crisp photographs that seem both familiar and new and a fresh design to ensure repeated readings Each poem and photograph describes ordinary things in language and images playfully accessible to preschoolers Full color.

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    1. John Updike wrote everything, so naturally a few children's books made it into the mix. We own one, A Child's Calendar, which I can not recommend enough, but this one was new to me.This book was a collaboration between John Updike and his son, David, who is an English Lit teacher and a photographer, and I got the feeling that it was something Mr. Updike agreed to do with his adult child, in the last decade of his life, as his way of saying, “Son, it must have been a challenge, growing up with [...]

    2. Nice photos illustrate this book, which has a poem for each letter. I like that he generally bases the poems on everyday objects (cats, dogs, shoes & socks), although "knot" did seem like an odd choice for k. Too long for our story time (but perhaps all alphabet books are). The poems themselves were hit & miss for me: c(at) & l(amp) were just so-so, but I loved y(ou) and z(ero).

    3. This ABC book is a book that features a poem for objects that are used in everyday life. This book would be great to have in a classroom with younger age students to teach them about poetry, letters, and the uses of everyday things.

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