Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Turn-Around Upside-Down Alphabet Book

There are so many alphabet books that look at the alphabet as a way of representing words, so it was with delight that we found The Turn-Around Upside-Down Alphabet Book, written and illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst.  In this ABC book the letters are the stars!  Each letter is represented in bold color against a contrasting color on a black page.  White text frames the letter so that in order to read it you have to turn the book around, then upside down, then turn again…..thus the title of the book!  The fun thing is that when you turn the book around and upside down you see what the letter becomes, pretends to be, or dreams of being.  For example, the yellow O (on an orange background) “pretends to be a bagel, an owl’s eye, and a fried egg.” 

We think the author/illustrator has designed a very clever book!  We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

*Which letter surprised you?
*What other things can you see from the letters?
*Which letters are your favorites?
*Are there other things that you see that look like something else  
         when you turn them around or turn them upside down? 

Read more children's ABC books!

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