Thursday, April 14, 2011

F Is for Fireflies: God's Summertime Alphabet

Kathy-jo Wargin has created another alphabet book, this one titled F Is For Fireflies: God’s Summertime Alphabet. It’s much the same as her first book, K Is For Kite: God’s Springtime Alphabet, except the seasons are different.

As with the first book, the author provides both a word and a short poem for each letter. All the letters in this book have something to do with summertime.

For instance, the letter “G” is for “Garden.” The accompanying text reads: “God made the Gardens, and we help them grow, weeding and watering row after row.”

The painted illustrations by Linda Bronson are done with bold colors, making them stand out. The pages are filled with illustrations of multi-cultural children.

What I Like: I like having a series of alphabet books about the seasons. The author has one for each season.

What I Dislike: For the most part, the rhyming text is done very well, but there are a couple of spots where it is a bit strained. As with the other book, the only thing I would add is a Bible reference of some kind for the text.

Overall Rating: Very good.

Age Appeal: 4-8

Publisher Info: Zonderkidz, 2011; ISBN: 9780310716631; Hardcover, $15.99.

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