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Quentin Blake's ABC

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'A is for Apples,some green and some redB is for BreakfastWe're having in bed.'With a simple rhyming text and characteristically brilliant illustrations from Quentin Blake, this wonderful ABC is an absolute must for young children just getting to grips with their alphabet.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 3rd 2002 by Red Fox (first published 1989)
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Bilsen Ibrahim
Sep 07, 2013 Bilsen Ibrahim rated it liked it
I found this book quite interesting. Simply put it is a picture book with each page devoted to a letter of the alphabet. With each picture and letter (upper case and lower case) is also a humorous rhyme. Blake goes one step further by carefully selecting the ending of each rhyme to rhyme with the next.

This ABC rhyme book in my opinion would make for an excellent resource to introduce the alphabet to the early years. Pages could also be photocopied (no copyright infringements intended) to hang on
Ana Cob
Apr 20, 2016 Ana Cob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
I love the "L" illustration with the whole family doing head and handstands and waving their legs in the air!
Sep 23, 2014 Haley rated it really liked it
Shelves: phonics
This is a cute book that uses good repetition and some rhyme. The pictures were not my favorite but the idea of the book was effective.
Nov 18, 2013 Emily rated it liked it
Silly and fun. Worth checking out from the library when you've got toddlers learning the alphabet. And being Quentin Blake it's clever enough to not bore the adult doing the reading.
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Quentin Saxby Blake, CBE, FCSD, RDI, is an English cartoonist, illustrator and children's author, well known for his collaborations with writer Roald Dahl.

Blake was educated at Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School. His English teacher, JH Walsh, influenced his ambition to become involved in literature. His first published drawing was for the satirical magazine Punch, at the age of 16. He
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