Bound To Stay Bound

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 Excessive alphabet : avalanches of As to zillions of Zs
 Author: Barrett, Judi

 Publisher:  Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2016)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [33] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 093499 ISBN: 9781481439862
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Picture puzzles

Price: $6.50

The reader is invited to identify items in the illustrations that begin with each letter of the alphabet.

 Illustrator: Barrett, Ron

   Kirkus Reviews (07/15/16)
   Booklist (09/15/16)
 The Hornbook (00/11/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 09/15/2016 With their customary exuberance, the Barretts shovel a heaping helping of letters, along with dozens of things whose names begin with said letters, into 26 busy cartoon scenes. A cascade of cans containing a cow, a cupcake, carrots, and crayons tumbles out of a closet on the page for the letter C; an iguana, ice cream, and an igloo float on an island of Is; a walrus, a witch, and other workers wallow in “whopping amounts of Ws.” Unlike John Nickle’s Alphabet Explosion (2006) and most other ABCs of this sort, there are no hints or labels on the pages themselves about what all the individual objects are, but the end pages feature a complete index (in words only, not images) of the included items. The pictures aren’t so populous or tangled with distractions that young viewers who are still working on identification skills will go away frustrated. A final page offers a jumble of items, sending young readers to search for them in the previous pages for a mild challenge. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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