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Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson
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May 09, 12

it was ok
bookshelves: childrens, reviewed
Read on May 09, 2012

I don't know why I keep checking out alphabet books for the kids. I guess I'm hoping to reinforce the alphabet for my nephew, but it is rare that the kids really get excited over these kind of books. This one was no exception. My nephew was supremely bored by this book, so he barely even looked at it. As for my niece, the kids in her class have been learning about book awards when they have library day, so lately she's been on the look-out for Caldecott winners or Caldecott Honor books. After we finished this one she exclaimed, "How is that book a Caldecott?!" I guess this was just another "meh" alphabet book for them.
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message 1: by Amy (new) - rated it 2 stars

Amy One of my favorites off the top of my head that your niece and nephew may enjoy is 'On Market Street'...

We actually read On Market Street a month or so ago, and you're right, Chandra, they did like that one! It was very creative, and lots of fun!


message 2: by Amy (new) - rated it 2 stars

Amy Chandra wrote: ". We also really like Animalia! That one is more of a seek and find and pretty complicated one at that!"

Animalia was one of the first books I got for my niece. I love that book, but it collects dust on her shelves. I thought she'd like the hide and seek element to it, too, but she just doesn't seem to be impressed. She likes Jerry Pallotta's alphabet books the best. There was a time when I couldn't give her those fast enough.


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