Wendy Ulmer Laura Knorr
- Title: A Isn't for Fox: An Isn't Alphabet
- Author: Wendy Ulmer Laura Knorr
- ISBN: 9781585363193
- Page: 390
- Format: Hardcover
Experts know that sometimes the best way to teach a child what something is is to teach him what it isn t Educator Wendy Ulmer applies that principle in her jaunty, out of the box alphabet A isn t for Fox An Isn t Alphabet Running through the alphabet, beginning readers are given a letter and then told what the letter topic isn t A isn t for box it isn t for fox A isExperts know that sometimes the best way to teach a child what something is is to teach him what it isn t Educator Wendy Ulmer applies that principle in her jaunty, out of the box alphabet A isn t for Fox An Isn t Alphabet Running through the alphabet, beginning readers are given a letter and then told what the letter topic isn t A isn t for box it isn t for fox A is for ants that crawl over your socks Laura Knorr s colorful, engaging artwork perfectly captures the wit and whimsy behind the alphabet that isn t what it seems but is so much
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I love the illustrations in this. And it's really cute, too. Just made me smile throughout and I must share it in preschool storytime. On some of the pages, they can help guess fromthe pictures. And on others they'll perhaps learn about a creature they didn't know about. (Goodness--my group hadn't heard of a seahorse before! I had to rectify that wrong.) The rhyming moves along very well. This would work very well in a lap-read and read-alone as well.1/8/14: Used in Topsy-Turvy theme. I used the [...]
This book was cute, however, there were so many rhyming words that were not represented in the illustrations it made the book seem off somehow. I think this book would have been awesome if all the rhyming words had been represented. I first noticed it with D is for dragon, there is no glow or snow. Then F there is no hog or dog. It seemed hit and miss with finding the rhyming words, which took the fun out of this book for me.
Original concept for an alphabet book.Colorful pictures are cozy and warm.She is a Maine author, and many Maine items are included (bats, moose, salmon) along with lots of frolicking animals from other continents.
Cute rhyming book. Each letter of the alphabet is explained with what it ISN"T first. Very cute illustrations. Great for rhyming and alphabet. Recommended for ES. Grades K - 2
Characters: A different animal is featured for each letter of the alphabet.Setting: Some illustrations place the featured animals in natural settings, others place the featured animals upon a colored background, while a few appear to be set inside what appear to be homes.Theme: Alphabet; animals Summary: This book works through the alphabet by first stating two objects that the letter doesn’t represent, followed by a line stating an animal with a name beginning with the focus letter. The anima [...]
Alphabet books are for all ages! If you do a survey of them at the library (or at abook group which we did last year) you'll find a wide range of them appealing to the very young to adults. You're never too old to enjoy an alphabet book. That said this is not a book for the very very young this would be more appropriate and appealing to a young child who had a fairly strong understanding of the alphabet and can understand the humor of the "isn't" and be able to pick out the creature that belongs [...]
I like the humorous, rhyming text. The illustrations are jovial -- my students will enjoy reading this book. Kindergarten and first grade teachers will be able to use this book to teach/review letters and letter sounds. I am going to ask my students to create a class book for each letter of the alphabet producing two items that do not begin with the letter as well as an example that does begin with the letter. Yound students will enjoy the rhyming text -- very approrpiate for intended audience.
In this book you will learn lots of things that don't begin with certain letters and a few things that do. At our library I'm in charge of our Music and Movement program which incorporates an Alphabet Ready By 5 element, so I've read quite a few alphabet books and this is one of my favorites. It's fun to read, a little different in that it points out lots of things that don't begin with a said letter (and a couple things that do), and has fun and beautiful illustrations.
A fun and playful alphabet book! In using the “isn’t alphabet” (letters) to set up a rhyme, which help children figure out the correct sound to finish the rhyme and match the letter to the correct animal. Each letter is presented in uppercase and lowercase, too!Early Literacy Skills:Letter KnowledgePhonological AwarenessPrint AwarenessPrint MotivationVocabulary
This large format rhyming alphabet book ISN'T what you think. The reader is told first what each letter does NOT stand for and then what silly thing the letter does stand for. For example: "A isn't for box; it isn't for fox. A is for ants that crawl under your socks." The illustrations are bright and silly too. Fun for a storytime and for learning the alphabet.
There are so many words on each page and the actual "alphabet" word is not highlighted in any way will be quite confusing for young beginning readers and the adults who share the book with children would have been more appreciative if there are more than one "alphabet" word on the page and with some design-assistance on those words.
The book's great illustrations and silly text make for a fun read, but it's probably not the best book to use when actually teaching the alphabet. A good one for review, I guessFun side note: I had Wendy Ulmer for a teacher in high school, and she still turns up in the book shop periodically. (Well, fun side note for me, anyway.) I love local authors!
Description: Unlike traditional alphabet book, this book tells the reader what the letter isn't for. For example, "A isn't for box; it isn't for fox. A is for ants that crawl over your socks."Illustrations: Each illustration is connected to the letter rhyme on the page.Keywords/Themes:alphabet, humorous
A fun take on the typical alphabet book - Ulmer doesn't just give you what the letter is for, she also gives you what the letter ISN'T for. Kids get a kick out of it, and adult will be glad for a break from the usual.Wendy is a local author, one of our favorites, and a regular visitor in the store. Looking for a signed copy of any of her titles? Let us know!
Lists what each letter ISN'T for, followed by what it is for. Rhymes are a bit forced, but I really liked L: L isn't for drama and L isn't for mamas, but L is for llamas dressed in fuzzy pajamas.
This book would be very engaging for young kids. I feel that this shows a lot of letter recognition and rhyming. I enjoyed this book because it reminded me of Dr. Suess books. New readers may struggle with some of the more difficult words but could point out sight words.
Wonderful illustrations accompany this funny alphabet book."Using humor and the alphabet this book points out first what each letter of the alphabet is not for and then gives an example of a word that does begin with the letter"
This is a fun little rhyming book of alphabet silliness. Here is an example: "L isn't for dramas; it isn't for mamas. L is for llamas in fuzzy pajamas." I could see kids up to second grade enjoying this as a read-aloud by the teacher. The illustrations are fun.
I wasn't sure what I thought of the concept of an "isn't" alphabet, but this one worked pretty well--for each letter, a couple of "isn'ts" led to an "is," and there was a pretty catchy rhyme scheme. The fun pictures contributed, too.
This was ok. I can understand how it would be confusing for kids. The pictures are charming.
Each page begins by telling us what the letter isn’t for. Children will have fun looking at the pictures and guessing what each letter is for in this book.
This is one that you'll want to look at close up. Each page has fascinating pictures, some of which require a lot of searchingABCs
I didn't care for the story itself but the illustrations earned the extra star.
The book has a great rhythm and good rhymes. I was worried when I read the title that it would unteach the alphabet, but it doesn't. For every letter we learn what it isn't, then what it is.
Fun twist on the alphabet - still animals and with rhymes.
Love this! Lotsa kids I know will get this for Christmas 08!
Rhyming text includes words that don't start with the given letter
Great alphabet book. The text rhymes, and it includes capitol and lowercase letters.
"X" for Xenophobe and "N" for Nuthatch were the only 2 really difficult examples in this book. The kids that I read this to really loved guessing what word each letter stood for.
This alphabet book is not like other alphabet books I'm used to using. This books tells you what "isn't" for each letter, as well as, one thing that "is." It does have nice pictures.
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