- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks; Reprint edition (28 Jun. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416903305
- ISBN-13: 978-1416903307
- Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 0.5 x 25.4 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,544,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Matthew A.B.C. Paperback – 28 Jun 2005
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So what does Mrs. Tuttle do? Illustrator/writer Peter Catalanotto has Mrs. Tuttle make an alphabet game out of it. Fancy this: All the Matthews have last names, each with a different letter of the alphabet. In reality, students who are reading or listening to the story learn, not only the alphabet, but words that match the action. For example, Matthew A is Affectionate with the picture showing him hugging the teacher. Matthew C has a friendly cowlick, showing the boy's hair spelling words through the use of gel. In fact, his top-knot spells "cowlick." Matthew R "is freckled with a rhinoceros." Sure enough, there is a rhino across his face--in freckles!
How do first-graders like this book? One little boy who never smiles and always seems too timid to even look at anyone, laughed out loud and got up on his knees. If you know body language, you know he just joined in. (I have asked his teacher about him and learned he participates in her class. She thinks he may be shy around me. I was thrilled I found a story that caused a reaction from him.)
Matthew I likes to go Incognito. Students are so quick to make life applications. I explained that if a famous person did not want to be bothered at the grocery store, they wore sunglasses and a hat. They immediately began telling me specific stories about famous people dressed incognito. At the end of the story the principal brings in a new student--you guessed it--Matthew, number 26, whose last name starts with, again you guessed it, Z. Know what he was wearing? Yes, meet Matthew Zipper.
What a fun book that teaches alphabet, then vocabulary. We all love it! I think your children will, too!
This book is about 25 Matthew's in one classroom. Rather then getting them all confused the teacher assigned each child a letter of the alphabet in a fun play on word way. For example Matthew K. likes ketchup.
This is a really silly book. Gets some children's attention. A fun way to learn letter recognition.