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An Edward Lear Alphabet

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Edward Lear's acrobatic rhymes insistently tumble from the tongue and celebrate the glorious fun of wordplay. Only Vladimir Radunsky's electric artwork could possibly capture this much energy. Within the quiet covers of this book, the artist springs loose the grandest kings, the highest of kites, a goose-stepping gander, and, even, Lear himself. The pages almost turn thems ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published April 1st 1983)
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Anna Frame
Feb 24, 2015 Anna Frame rated it really liked it
Personal Reaction- I like this book because it is entertaining and also has a lot of potential to be used in the classroom. I think kids would also enjoy this book.

Purposes:
Read aloud to K-1st grade students
-enrichment and enjoyment due to the story
-illustrations are engaging and keep attention on the page

Curriculum: read aloud
-this would be helpful when teaching the alphabet because it is based on the alphabet
-this is also a good book to help students with rhyming words

This book has a lot of p
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Catherine Fevery
Dec 04, 2012 Catherine Fevery rated it liked it
The book discusses the different letters of the alphabet. A, for example, is an apple pie. The author then tells all of the things that rhyme with that word even if the words are made up. D is for doll so the author rhymes doll with dolly wolly polly, etc. The author switches between animals and objects to teach children the alphabet. The book is very creative and the rhyming is great for grabbing children's attention and helping them remember their alphabet. The author goes through the whole al ...more
MJ
Nov 16, 2015 MJ rated it liked it
Cute.
Emerson and Theodore
Dec 14, 2012 Emerson and Theodore rated it did not like it
Shelves: library-books
The letters are drawn too artistically for a young person trying to learn them. But yet, they are inconsistent in their font. For example, one letter will be swirly and pretty (too much so) and another too block. The drawings were good but that is about it.
Sephire
Apr 16, 2010 Sephire rated it it was ok
Shelves: children-s-books
This is a good book for children learning the alphabet and learning how to read. It is a rhyming alphabet book.
Inter N.
A real 'whale' of a tale.
Minke Y.
A real “whale” of a tale.
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Edward Lear was an English artist, illustrator and writer known for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose, and especially his limericks, a form which he popularized.

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