ABC POETRY is a delightful book refreshingly different from other ABC books. Each letter of the alphabet introduces itself in rhyme and gives a unique perspective of its place in the sound system. ABC POETRY will entertain children and adults alike. An illustrated glossary is included for easy reference.
Among the characters children will meet in ABC POETRY are......
A sneaky deft eft in the E poem,
A happy peppy puppy with poor deportment in P,
Sailor Sam and his seiner crew sailing the Seven Seas in S,
and a little Uca crab named Ukelele U in the U poem.
Artwork by Linda Walker
"I wrote ABC POETRY to entertain the adult as well as the child, making this a definite "read-to-me" (or, "with-me") book. Most ABC books are very simple in their approach to teaching letter sounds, ie. "A is for apple, B is for baby." It is my belief that the very best way to teach the sounds the letters make is through alliteration - the repitition of the same sound over and over again. In the "S" poem, for instance, there are more than 120 s's!
In ABC POETRY there are subtle nuances, puns, witticisms and uncommon words to share - which is why I have included a glossary at the end. "
Linda Walker has created lovely illustrations for each poem.