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Found Alphabet

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  26 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
The ordinary becomes the extraordinary within the pages of Found Alphabet, a fantastic collaboration of Polish artists.

The four creators of Found Alphabet reside in Kraków, Poland. This is their first book published in the United States.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 30th 2005 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Aug 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: teachers & children
Recommended to Relyn by: Family Fun magazine
Oh, this is a wonderful, wonderful book. It has my brain bubbling. I can think of so, so many ways to use this in the classroom. I can especially imagine this appealing to those children who love to find little things on the playground and imagine a world for them.

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Writing and Art - maybe a class or group project to accompany our art unit?
Feb 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
When I noticed that the esteemed Paul Hankins had read a plethora of ABC books recently, I asked him which was his favorite. He selected this one, so I checked it out! The pictures/collections and accompanying text are very imaginative, and I think it would be wonderful to give students a letter and have them create their own found poem for it. My only quibble is two scientific details; a train of that type on land would not go faster than the speed of sound (but I guess kids might think so), an ...more
Many different objects make up a common word for each letter of the alphabet.

Used for "ABCs Gone Wild" Storytime-November, 2009.
May 12, 2009 rated it liked it
The poems are just ok, and the alphabet stuff feels very tacked on, but I love the art made from found objects. Great for a class or storytime art project, tie into recycling theme.
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Feb 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
Objects are created with items found lying around here and there. Each object begins with a different letter of the alphabet and is accompanied by a lovely rhyme to go with it.
Lauri Meyers
Mar 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Interesting illustrations of found items combined into shapes. Each letter has a short quatrain about the found item.
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