An ABC of cats - from Applauding Acrobats and Bouncing Babies to Zipping Zips.
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PreSchool-Grade 3?A nonsense book that features humorously cavorting cats illustrating alliterative words. These black-line and watercolor felines formerly appeared on ceramic mugs. Some phrases are entertaining and appropriate for a child learning the alphabet: Cats "telling tales" or "finding frogs" work. But others stretch to fit the template: "kicking kettles" or "verifying vertebrae" seem to appeal to verbal gymnasts rather than to kindergarteners, while "quarreling queens" jarringly violates the author's pattern. While this title might be useful as a model for older children who wish to create their own alliterative alphabet books, Maurice Sendak's Alligators All Around (HarperCollins, 1962) or Leonard Baskin's Hosie's Alphabet (Viking, 1972; o.p.) are better choices for inspiring youngsters.?Susan Hepler, Alexandria City Public Schools, VA
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Hip-looking hep cats lift this larky book a notch above more conventional alphabet entries. All-white kitties with single-line smirks, tiny pointed ears and rounded limbs prance their jolly way through these gamely hued, multi-patterned pages (example: as the featured felines "nibble noodles" from red-and-white-striped dishes on a blue-checked tablecloth, one sports a green dotted shirt, the other a purple-striped creation, and the background consists of red curlicues against a yellow field). Practical and pert: nothing square here except the book's shape. Ages 2-4.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003069919
Book Description Orchard Books, 1994. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Bookseller Inventory # 6305581
Book Description Orchard Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2749024926