Take a dip underwater and learn about a fish that has poisonous spines, a jellyfish that can grow tentacles as long as a telephone pole, and a shrimp that acts like a dentist for Moray eels for today’s A to Z Blog Challenge post featuring the letter U.
The Underwater Alphabet Book
by Jerry Pallotta (author) and Edgar Stewart (illustrator)
32 page nonfiction alphabet book
Prolific author, Jerry Pallota, uses the alphabet to introduce animals (mostly fish) that live in warm water in and around coral reefs. The descriptions have great kid appeal and lots of humor. The vibrant illustrations are filled with color and action making this a great introduction to this underwater environment.
No kissing allowed!
Isn’t this a fabulous last page?
For a different approach to the letters of the alphabet get your hands on
The Turn-Around, Upside-Down Alphabet Book
By Lisa Campbell Ernst (author and illustrator)
Simon and Schuster 2004
Alphabet book for preschool – grade 2
This alphabet book will encourage children to really look at letters as they turn the book and see what each bold, graphic letter can become. See for yourself!
Trine Grillo says
Anything about the sea gets my attention.
The turn around, upside down alphabet is awfully creative. I also love the words used such as:
B “masquerades as”
E “dreams of being”
F “imagines itself to be”
Claire Annette Noland says
That is such a good observation and is so much more descriptive that just saying “A is for…”
Beth Lapin says
Awesome book! Love The End also