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The ABC Bunny
Title: The ABC Bunny
Author: Wanda Ga’g
Illustrator: Wanda Ga’g, hand lettered by Howard Ga’g
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Publication year: 1933, first published under Coward-McCann Inc., an imprint of Putnam and Grosset Group
Brief Summary: From Amazon-“Follows a little bunny as it scampers through the alphabet.”
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library –This book is, of course, perfect to use for small children in an elementary school and in a public library setting as a read aloud. Additionally, the music included at the beginning and end of the book could be used in a music class in accordance with a music teacher, perhaps the school librarian could introduce the book to the music teacher and together they could include both the book and the music as a learning exercise.
Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it – The black and white drawn illustrations offer a lot for a young child to look at while each small sentence is being read to them. Additionally, some of the vocabulary is great for small children so that they can learn “bigger” words at a smaller age. There are fun alliterations that the child can learn (which I would think would help in memory) such as “prickly porcupine” and “catnip-crazy.”