Can you solve this mystery?

January 8, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Alphabet Mystery by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Bruce Wood; published by The Blue Sky Press, an imprint of Scholastic, New York; 2003.

The digitally-created images in this alphabet adventure will appeal to children who have grown up watching Disney/Pixar movies and watching Rolie Polie Olie.  Their cartoony-realism makes the adventure more plausible.  In the story, Charley’s alphabet tucks themselves into bed and awaken to find Little x and a pencil gone.  Together, the letters (predominantly lower case with some uppercase thrown in as the “adults”),  unravel the mystery.  The illustrations and the use of red type to distinguish the letters reinforce alphabet skills for readers familiar with their a-b-c’s.  The story is the “icing on the cake” with a few xxx kisses for children who are practicing the alphabet.

I would use this in a box of resources around the alphabet.

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