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Alphabet Under Construction [Paperback]

Denise Fleming

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Company; Reprint edition (25 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805081127
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805081121
  • Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 229,912 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alphabet Under Construction In this artist's approach to introducing the alphabet, Mouse is hard at work constructing each letter. He airbrushes the A, buttons the B, carves the C, and works his way right through to Z. Full color. Full description

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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  15 reviews
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creative, Inventive, and Lots of Fun..... 5 Sep 2002
By Roz Levine - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Dear little mouse has a big job to do, building the entire alphabet with art supplies and construction tools, and he gets right to work Airbrushing the A, Buttoning the B, and Carving the C. And as he moves quickly, letter by letter, Folding the F, Measuring the M, Pruning the P, Vacuuming the V, or Zipping the Z, little ones will revel in all the creative fun. Author, Denise Fleming's text is kept to a bare minimum, just the letter and construction verb. It's her big, bold, and vibrant artwork, dazzling with entertaining details and engaging humor, that makes this book stand out. Perfect for preschoolers, Alphabet Under Construction is not just another "learn your letters" picture book, but an imaginative and inventive, joyous romp that shouldn't be missed.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fleming does another great one 4 Sep 2002
By D. Lowery - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Fleming's art is fantastic--her abstract art works really well here in this context. A wonderful romp through the alphabet with the mouse from Lunch--witty variations on what to do with each letter as the mouse tries to build the alphabet in order (action verbs introduce each letter: the mouse kinks the "k" and vacuums the "v"). The book also comes with a poster--a nice addition for those who like Fleming's work. Highly recommended.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars There Are Better Alphabet Books Out There 16 Oct 2009
By C. A. Frederick - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Although normally a Fleming fan, I was extremely disappointed in Alphabet Under Construction. For babies and toddlers just beginning to learn the alphabet, Fleming's illustrations make it difficult to discern letter shape. Particularly problematic is the letter "W", in which Mouse welds a bar of steel between W's two interior angled lines. Unfortunately, this means that the inside of the W appears to be an "A". My two year old misidentifies the "W" as an A every time, and technically, he's correct. Ultimately, the illustrated letters are too abstract for children learning their alphabet. Unlike another commenter, I believe that this book is more appropriate for children who have already mastered the basics of the alphabet and are simply building on that knowledge: namely, preschoolers.

For babies and toddlers, there are better introductory alphabet books out there.
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice big book 2 Feb 2014
By Soultooth - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
My 3 year old had this memorized after about 5 times! He loves to "read" this book. Meaning he is only 3 so he really not reading but it's simple enough for him to memorize it after a few readings. He loves the mice and the pictures are nice. He now "reads" it to his little sister which is awesome!
3.0 out of 5 stars Alphabet under construction 31 Jan 2014
By Thomas T. Holtz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Cute animals are included in the pictures. Some concepts require explanation. The story line is simplistic. Good for a quick read.
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