The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s(the Hard Way) by Patrick McDonnell

The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABCs(the Hard Way)

The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s(the Hard Way) by Patrick McDonnell; illustrated by Patrick McDonnell. 2017. Pen and ink, pencil, watercolor and spot digital color. Published by Little, Brown and Company.

Brief summary:  A cat ran out the door of a house and encounters an alligator. The alligator joins the cat to meet a bear. The cat, alligator and the bear come across a chicken. The chicken joins the trio and soon there is a dragon.  The story continues with the five of them. The adventurous  story is wordless with only the capital letter and small letter of the alphabet on the page along with something that begins with the letter. Aa Bb Cc

Comments:  Story without words. There is a list in the back of all of the letters and corresponding  words. I like that this ABC book is different by not telling the reader what the letter is about on the page.  Surprise: It may not be a noun.

Sidenote: I was thrown by the ‘s of ABC’s when I first saw the title of the book. ABCs was taught to me as being plural. I did some research online and found that sometimes ‘s is used to mean a plural to avoid confusion.

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ABCs on Wheels by Ramon Olivera

ABCs on Wheels by Ramon Olivera

ABCs on Wheels by Ramon Olivera; illustrated by Roman Olivera. 2016. graphics

Brief summary:  Transportation and the related are listed alphabetically with bold graphics giving a nostalgic style and feel. Upper case and lower case letters are on each page such as Aa, Bb, and Cc.

Comments: This would go well with ABC and transportation units. This is his second alphabet book with ABCs on Wings printed last year.

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