Review By HOMA WOODRUM
This is a board book that manages to do something a little new (to me) in an ABC book – there is a hint of narrative as the various animals in the book progress through the letters of the alphabet. I have always thought ABC books for babies were more for parents than kids so being able to tell a story instead of just offering random objects or animals to get through the alphabet is refreshing.
Those that have read Vegbooks favorite, Click, Clack, Moo, will recognize some of our friends – the cows that type (depicted with blankets at hand) and the duck – as well as some other animals including cats, sheep, mice, and pigs. There is no sign of Farmer Brown or his barn, though some of the scenes evoke idyllic storytime farm life like pigs eating out of a trough and goats wearing bandanas. The ABCs culminate in a watermelon picnic on a hill and naps in the sun:
X marks the picnic spot.
Zzzz zz zzzzzzzzzzzz.
A great board book companion to Click, Clack, Moo. Do you have a favorite ABC book?
Jessica // Jul 4, 2012 at 10:32 am
I love Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, an alphabet book with a story and incredible rhythm. Of course, my kiddo attended a Montessori preschool that called letters by their sounds, rather than their names, but we kept reading that book all the same!
Homa // Jul 4, 2012 at 11:33 am
I know a lot of people take the Montessori approach with the sounds, my mother in law jokes the alphabet is really just for later when you sing it to yourself while trying to put things in order or find something in a library. 🙂 We really like Chicka Chicka Boom Boom as well, there’s also a number version of it that my daughter enjoys.