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At first I didn't get this book. But then I realized that the letters stand for what comes at the end of a word. So zebra is for the letter "a" because it ends in "a." After that I really liked the book. How often do you look at the alphabet based on the ends of words?
This is a wonderful book especially if you happen to be gifted with a child that does not like to look at the world as proscribed.
This book is an ABC picture book by Mark Shulman, illustrated by Tamara Petrosino. Each page represents a letter of the alphabet and has words that end with that letter. The pictures in this story have a lot going on. Almost every letter has a new scene, new characters, new setting, etc. Also in the pictures, were more words that ended with the letter. This made the story seem a little chaotic. The pictures were brightly colored, and detailed, which definitely catches readers' attention. The pic...
A is for Zebra by Mark Shulman; Illustrated by Tamara PetrosinoShulman and Petrosino pair up perfectly for this fresh and almost backward take on ABCpicture books. Rather than each page having words and pictures that start with that letter this book goes through each letter using words and images that end with the letter. For example G has a piG with a peG leG dancing a jiG on a ruG. The illustrations by Petrosino make this book what it is. Even after reading this book a couple of times I contin...
Very clever book. Alphabet letters are done A-Z but the letters are at then end of the word! Ex. A is for zebra. Fis for Wolf. All the pictures also have additional animals, pictures, words that also end in the letter featured on the page. School age kids would appreciate this!
It trird to match the letter to the end sound of the word. Feel like it's a little confusing for kids.
Awards: N/AAge: Kindergarten to first gradeSummary: "A" Is for Zebra is different than the rest. Each letter isn't shown only once in the book, but multiple times throughout it. The illustrations are great, colorful and engaging. It gives the students a way to look at words differently and try to come up with their own words that go along with the pictures shown!Review: This book gives a whole new perspective of the alphabet. It focuses on the end of the words, rather than the beginning. I would...
The alphabetic antics continue - starting from the end! That's why A is for zebrA and Z is for jazZ, and nothing's what you'd expect. The featured letter doesn't appear just once - it's sprinkled throughout the hilarious illustrations. The I page not only has sushI, there's delI, spaghettI, graffitI, and khakI, too. And if you think working backwards makes it easier, well, just try to come up with words that end in Q or J! The results can be quite surprising!A is for Zebra is a very fun, enterta...
Sandra C ArguetaETEC 545March 3, 2016 Concept Book ReviewShulman, Mark. A is for ZebrA illustrated by Petrosino, Tamara New York: Sterling Publishing Co.,Inc.,2006Mark Shulman and Tamara Petrosino are taking a fresh approach to this delightful Alphabet Book. It features “last Letter creatures” to represent the given letter, i.e., “A is For ZebrA…” the consonant and vowel sounds at the end of words represent lots of unexpected special guests such as a manx and a lynx for the letter X ; and kiwi f...
Mark Shulman and Tamara Petrosino return with a fabulous follow-up to last season's "AA is for Aardvark." And it's got a clever new twist. The alphabetic antics continue--starting from the end! That's why "A" is for "zebrA "and "Z" is for "jazZ," and nothing's what you'd expect. The featured letter doesn't appear just once--it's sprinkled throughout the hilarious illustrations. The "I" page not only has "sushI," there's "delI," "spaghettI," "graffitI," and "khakI," too. And if you thinkworking b...
From my career as a reading tutor a love for alphabet picture books has followed. The problem is that once my students learn their ABC's these books are no longer needed. This is why I love this book. I can bring this book for all stages of learning. Children can pick out the letters in the words. This is a good test of whether or not they understand the letters or if they assume it will be the first letter of a word. This book also helps with understanding letter changes of plural forms. For in...
A very clever alphabet book that uses the LAST letter in a word as the clue to the word...A is for zebrA, P is for hiP-hoP, U is for gnU. You get the idea and slightly older, savvy kids will,too. All the words and the pictures on each page have the same 'happy ending' scheme. Illustrations are fun and wacky, too. Use for 10/2009 ABCs Gone Wild storytime.
Another clever alphabet book that focuses on last letters of words. Really a nice book for introducing the need to read through words. Cleverly presented with lots of embedded asides in illustrations.
A different twist on alphabet concept books. The focus is on the last letters of words instead of the first letters. That's why a is for zebra :) This book would be great for ages 6-8. Children might also appreciate the graphic reading included on some of the pages.
An unexpected find at the library. It was fun to read with 5 yr old learning letters and 8 yr old that could distinguish the pattern used in this unusual, but worthwhile alphabet book. T is for Intelligent Alphabet Insight!
Fun book for helping children look at words and why they work or don't work.
A alphabet book in which words qualify by their last letter.Would be a fun book to recreate after a unit of study.
The author took a backwards approach to the alphabet. It was a fun idea, but the book was a let down. The illustrations weren't all that great either.
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Cool twst on the alphabet. Ending letters.
For young children learning the intricacies of language, this book reinforces the importance of the last letter or ending of words. Great illustrations, too.
Cute picture book with a nice spin on the alphabet theme (last letters).
Love the challenge of figuring out all of the animals whose names end with the letters of the alphabet. I didn't get them all! What are those critters?!
Good book for the advanced alphabet-ers in the older class because it uses the final letter in the word displayed with the ABC sequence.
An alphabet book that goes A-Z based on the last letter in each word. This book enjoyed itself more than I enjoyed it.
Very cute concept. R is for clever!