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Presents an alphabet of images from the Caribbean, such as hibiscus, mangoes, and reggae.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 1994 by Tambourine Books (first published October 16th 1989)
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David
May 02, 2012 David rated it liked it
Caribbean Aphabet by Frane Lessac presents painted landscapes from the Caribbean of things beginning with letters of the alphabet such as agouti, mangoes, reggae and steelband.

Lessac's colorful illustrations were painted in gouache on paper. They are evocative of the Caribbean region, and sometimes included additional things starting with the featured letter but not listed beside each letter. My favorite images are cricket, dolphins, jump-up, lightning, pirate, rainbow, and steelband.

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Celeste
Jan 28, 2011 Celeste rated it did not like it
Shelves: multicultural
This picture book is a collection of colorful paintings, each devoted to a letter of the alphabet portraying scences from the Caribbean. I felt that some of the images within the book were not the greatest depictions of Caribbean culture. There are words that are apparently cultural and leave one to wonder the meaning, which is actually provided at the end of the book. This is a picture book that I felt would be a bit confusing for children.
Kerri Harshaw
I love this alphabet book! This is a great assest to have in your classroom. The letters of the alphabet are represented by several different words related to the Carribian. Students will benefit from the culture taught through the book.
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Will be added to the Future Folarin Progeny library.
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Cheryl
Apr 19, 2013 Cheryl rated it liked it
Love the illustrations and caribbean terms that are taught in the glossary.
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Frané Lessac is an author and illustrator, having created beautiful illustrations for more than forty books. Frané’s first book My Little Island, was named a Children's Book of the Year by the Library of Congress, a compilation of her paintings from Montserrat. She has contributed her distinctive paintings to many picture books, including On the Same Day in March named Top Ten Science Books by ALA ...more
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