Written by Dan Bar-el
Illustrated by Graham Ross
Orca Book Publishers, 2006
Suitable for: Ages preschool to grade 1
Theme/Topic: Alphabet, Sharing
Opening: Alberto had an alligator, but he didn't have a bathing suit.
Brief Synopsis: In this offbeat alphabet book, children find themselves with the wrong objects for the tasks at hand until they find a way to help each other out.
Link to Resources: Alphabet Letter Worksheets A list of 10 online lesson plans for Learning ABCs. The story provides an opportunity to talk about sharing with others.
Why I chose the book: You know from the title the book is different. When I opened it up, I enjoyed the unique illustrations for each letter's character. An alphabet book with a fun, unexpected ending is always nice. We are reading a lot of ABC and counting books right now. This book provided a nice twist in our reading experience.
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