A child who has not yet learned how to read looks out at the world and sees language as such a child would: as lines and squiggles that don’t exactly make pictures but don’t seem to make anything else either.
The second volume includes “The Beginning of the Armadilloes,” “How the First Letter Was Written,” “How the Alphabet Was Made,” The Crab That Played with the Sea,” “The Cat That Walked by Himself” and “The Butterfly That Stamped.” The first edition of Just So Stories was published in Great Britain in 1902, along with black-and-white illustrations by Kipling himself. The stories have remained in print ever since, delighting young readers in many countries. This new edition, published more than 110 years after the original, has been edited to remove a few references now understood to be offensive.
From an Astronaut who’s afraid of heights, to a Bridge that ends up burned between friends, to a Cup stuck in a cupboard and longing for freedom, this series of interconnected stories and characters explores the alphabet.
The cupboards are empty, as is the fridge. Thus begins the adventure of a hungry brother and sister as they try to figure out what’s for lunch. But there’s nothing ordinary about the feast the siblings of Letter Lunch are cooking up. From letter-picking in their backyard to browsing through the alphabet at the local market, from an expedition through the woods and up a mountain to sharing their finds with friends, the two chefs and letter foragers set out to create a feast of consonants that’s seasoned with both vowels.
Animals, birds and reptiles organised alphabetically; each entry includes a full-colour photo and descriptive, readily accessible text. Large clear print and picture book format. Ages 4-12 and overseas visitors.
Connect children to nature with the Abc of Australian Animals. Each page has a large beautiful photo of an Australian animal and provides factual information about each animal.
Lively full-color illustrations accent a dazzling alphabet book that uses double-page spreads to highlight the upper- and lower-case versions of each letter, in a distinctive concept book first published in 1964.
John Burningham gives toddlers a lively demonstration of the building blocks of learning. Full of spirited fun, this “first step” – LETTERS – is just right for very young children who are on the path to figuring out the world around them.