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Brian Wildsmith's ABC Board book – Apr 1 1996

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Product Details

  • Board book: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Star Bright Books; Brdbk edition (April 1 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1887734023
  • ISBN-13: 978-1887734028
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 14.9 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #506,708 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Nice ABC Book, Babies Enjoy It! July 2 2006
By Jennifer Juday - Published on
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BRIAN WILDSMITH'S ABC has been a fun addition to my baby's book collection. The excerpt Amazon offers will give you a good idea of Wildsmith's style. If you like that picture, you will likely enjoy the entire book.

While alphabet books are not as immediately appealing as story books, they are supposed to help with early reading. My experience with BRIAN WILDSMITH'S ABC certainly suggests that. I have been reading this both to my 10-month-old son and a 22-month-old friend for a month. Both enjoy it, especially my son.

The 22-month-old learned several words for the first time out of reading BRIAN WILDSMITH'S ABC. The vocabulary is a nice mix of familiar and unusual: armadillo, butterfly, cat, dog, elephant, fish, goat, horse, iguana, jaguar, koala, lion, mouse, nest owl, peacock, queen, rooster, snail, turtle, unicorn, violin, weasel, xylophone, yak and zebra.

While BRIAN WILDSMITH'S ABC is not one of the first books I reach for, I think it has been a good addition and will help my son learn to read.
My Son Loves This One Feb. 12 2014
By Fearsome Kitty - Published on
We have several ABC books, but this is one that he and I agree on. The editorial review is a bit misleading... A in this book is NOT for 'apple' but for 'armadillo' which is a bit less common for toddlers to grasp. We read this now with me saying the letters and my son shouts out the word that is illustrated (i.e., "cat!' 'dog!' or 'ko-ko' which is how he says koala). I will say, he was less interested in this until the last few months (probably really gained interest after 18 months, he's 22 months now) but now that he's really "into" the ABCs (the song, the different books we have, etc.), he wants to read this one multiple times in one sitting.
Brian Wildsmith, author and artist July 16 2013
By Jeanine Lucas - Published on
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Another treasure I found on Amazon! 30 years ago I shared this book with my daughter. Now I can give it to her for her little one, due in September.
Astonished and so happy I could find this childhood favorite still available.
Thanks, Amazon, for providing everyone a blast from the past!
Not quite as I remembered it Jan. 9 2013
By Abigail's Daughter - Published on
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This is a board book in a much smaller format than when it was originally published, and I think some of the illustrations have been changed, e.g., I remember "apple" for A and this has "aardvark." However the illustrations are fine painterly pictures. Good to use with younger children, as there is only one illustration per letter instead of a lot of smaller ones.
simple as ABC... Jan. 6 2013
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I love the Eric Carle ABC, but it doesn't come in a board book - my two-year-old twin grandsons managed to rip it. So this is a board book, which is great. It's simple, just uppercase letters, and the accompanying pictures are interesting and attractive. I think it would have been better if the dimensions of the book itself were a little larger.