Friday, March 29, 2013

Alphabet Anatomy: Review

Alphabet Anatomy: Meet the Capital Letters
Alphabet Anatomy: Meet the Capital Letters
Author: Linda Ann Jones
Illustrator: Branson Jones
Illustrator: Toby Mickle
Publisher: FriesenPress
Pages: 32


Alphabet Anatomy's innovative rhyming verses and unique illustrations instruct on letter sound, recognition, AND how to write the letter, thus its anatomy. Thoroughly entertaining, each letter's heartwarming personality and characteristics will engage and delight children as they discover what the letters do behind the scenes when they're not busy making words. The letters know that the journey to reading is inherently complex, and mastery of these essential skills is absolutely vital for future success. In Alphabet Anatomy, the letters love to share their lives, and their highest aspiration is that each child who meets them will embrace this wondrous journey, and develop a life-long love for not only reading but writing as well. Alphabet Anatomy teaches full understanding of the alphabet, that is, the four inter-connected components: 1. Letter shape knowledge or recognition; 2. Letter name knowledge; 3. Letter sound knowledge; 4. Letter writing ability. In addition, Alphabet Anatomy utilizes the four core elements which extensive research has proven effectively teach reading and provide a solid and effective foundation for proficient reading in later years: 1. Phonological awareness; 2. Letter identification; 3. Vocabulary development; 4. Recall and retell sentences and stories. Soon to come: Meet The Lower Case Letters

My Thoughts:

It was the perfect time for my daughter and I to read this book. We've been working on the alphabet a lot recently (she's almost got it down!) so we were really happy to read this. This book makes learning the alphabet fun. The letters are brought to life with very colorful and creative illustrations. Along with each illustration, there is a little rhyme that goes along with it that explains how to write the letters. I think this is very helpful when learning and memorizing. I still remember rhymes that I was taught when I was a youngster. 8x8 is 64, shut your mouth and say no more! ;)

I think this book is a really fun tool to use if you're working with a child on learning or writing the letters of the alphabet. Get your kids excited about learning! We are waiting to meet the lowercase letters now!

*I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.



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