Q is for Duck: An Alphabet Guessing Game
by Michael Folsom and Mary Elting (authors) and June K. Kent (illustrator)
32 page picture book for preschool – grade 2
This is not your average ABC book. In Q is for Duck, readers need to guess why a certain letter is used. For instance, N is for Cat. Why? (turn the page) Because a cat naps! Children pick up the pattern quickly and are really excited when they get the right answer. This book has been a kindergarten staple for a long time as it encourages children to use their phonemic skills and make connections. Actually, many children go on to make their own alphabet books based on Q is for Duck. The simple cartoon illustrations are humerous and add to the fun of the book.
The book comes full circle at the end. Can you guess why?