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The Resource Alphabet explosion! : search and count from alien to zebra, by John Nickle

Alphabet explosion! : search and count from alien to zebra, by John Nickle

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Alphabet explosion! : search and count from alien to zebra
Title
Alphabet explosion!
Title remainder
search and count from alien to zebra
Statement of responsibility
by John Nickle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Learn the alphabet by identifying objects in the pictures that begin with letter from A to Z
Review
  • K-Gr 3– This title combines a traditional alphabet book with a search-and-find picture puzzle. Each page is a mix of images jumbled together, and at the bottom of each page, readers are given the number of items to look for that start with a particular letter, such as 20 K’s or 8 U’s. Answer keys are provided in the back of the book. Combining a variety of elements and styles, including line drawings, etchings, and paintings in one picture creates a surrealist effect, with a hippo in a hula hoop and a patch-wearing poodle painting a portrait of a parrot. It is unlikely that youngsters will find all 32 words beginning with T unless they recognize a tapir, or remember to count the 13 turquoise trees as three words. The book’s main drawback is the complexity of the rules for play, which cover two pages at the beginning. Fans of Walter Wick’s picture-puzzle books will enjoy studying this title and may find many of the items, provided they have a firm grasp of the alphabet and a strong vocabulary.–Suzanne Myers Harold, Multnomah County Library System, Portland, OR --Suzanne Myers Harold (Reviewed September 1, 2006) (School Library Journal, vol 52, issue 9, p194)
  • In this riveting read, Nickle (The Ant Bully ) proves that mastering one's ABCs does not have to be routine, as he makes a game out of expanding kids' vocabularies. Each page is devoted to one letter of the alphabet and prompts readers to uncover and name all of the surrounding objects that begin with said letter. The opening instructions aim to engage readers and perhaps make them feel as if they have a competitive edge in what could be a daunting task ("If you find more things than we did, please contact our Chief Alphabet Expert," Nickle himself—an email address is listed). With a turn of the page, the game begins with a grouping of identifiable objects in a collage-like design. While some items are in plain sight, others require a more observant eye. (On the E page, there's not just an eel to note, but the electricity he's producing.) The letter often dictates the visual composition, such as a checkerboard pattern for C and a dinosaur that divides a dots backdrop from a diamonds foreground in D . This title lets kids don their thinking caps without feeling like they are being schooled. Chances are, they'll be flipping back and forth to the last pages on which the answers are revealed. But no matter the final score, everyone's a winner with this book. Ages 3-8. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed August 21, 2006) (Publishers Weekly, vol 253, issue 33, p67)
  • Nickle's abecedarian offering invigorates the genre with fresh imagery and media. A double spread on "How to Play" provides details on what—and what not to—count on the ensuing pages. Each of the 26 alphabet pages is captioned with the potential number of words and images to find: 24 H's, 16 J's, and so on. (Clever kids spying more than what's listed in the answer key can inform Nickle, "Chief Alphabet Expert," via a provided e-mail address.) Each page offers an ersatz, irrational landscape, wherein the myriad flora, fauna and stuff, linked purely alliteratively, interact surreally. A hippo Hula Hoops on hind legs near a hill, hovering above a hopscotch board, whereon a haloed hyena hops toward a hot dog and hurrying Humpty Dumpty. Get the picture? Acrylics and spray paint contrast hyper-rendered images (an alligator in an atomic apron; 12 slices of toast) with fuzzy, graffitied shapes and edges. Reproduction quality appears excellent, and smart design, from brilliantly color-blocked endpapers to handsome typography, rounds out a package sure to intrigue primary grade puzzlers. (Nonfiction. 5-8) (Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2006)
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162114
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DLC
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Nickle, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
4-8
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 0
  • 3
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Alphabet
Target audience
juvenile
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search and count from alien to zebra
Label
Alphabet explosion! : search and count from alien to zebra, by John Nickle
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780375935985
Lccn
2005024372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780375935985
Other physical details
color illustrations
Stock number
  • BRO-copy20061220-037
  • BRO-cust20070220-064
System control number
ocm61453913
Label
Alphabet explosion! : search and count from alien to zebra, by John Nickle
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780375935985
Lccn
2005024372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780375935985
Other physical details
color illustrations
Stock number
  • BRO-copy20061220-037
  • BRO-cust20070220-064
System control number
ocm61453913

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