April 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

8: An Animal Alphabet

Elisha Cooper. illus. by author. Scholastic/Orchard.

PreS-Gr 2–Each page in this oversize volume includes a range of creatures—from the lowly ant to the exotic zebu—whose names begin with the featured alphabet letter. Muted watercolors depict the denizens of the animal world once, except for the chosen creature, which is seen eight times on the page. Why eight? “Because 8 is great,” states the author. An abecedarian that will get kids counting.