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Gabby [Hardcover]

Joyce Grant , Jan Dolby
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Book Description

Dec 4 2012

On CCBC's Best Books for Kids and Teens list 2013

On Ontario Library Association Best Bets List 2013

Gabby reaches up, up, up, to put away her last book when suddenly, the book tumbles out of her hand and the letters inside scatter around her playroom! Before Gabby can collect them all, the letters take on a life of their own, "spelling" disaster! Will Gabby manage to tame her new "word-mates" and show them how letters can also make "f-r-i-e-n-d-s?"

Reviews:
"Gabby is a colourful and animated picture book that will engage children through its bright illustrations and imaginative text. The story also functions as a creative lesson in how to spell and attach meaning to words. The text by Joyce Grant is skilfully placed on each page to complement Jan Dolby's illustrations. Throughout the book's bright images, colourful letters of the alphabet are embedded into objects appearing in Gabby's playroom. The story shows young readers how letters turn into sounds and come together to spell words...
"On each page, children will take delight in searching for letters along with Gabby. The illustrations are full of action and movement that children will enjoy following as the story is read to them or as they look at the book independently. Small details, such as a small frog hidden amidst the action on each page, will also be fun for children observing the colourful images. Two pages at the end mention the hidden frog and also contain various activities that parents or teachers can introduce to children to make the story even more meaningful and interactive."
Recommended.
-- CM Magazine


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About the Author

Joyce Grant is a freelance journalist actively involved in literacy. She is the editor of Getting Kids Reading, a non-profit website that works to stimulate a love of reading in children.

Jan Dolby studied Fine Art at the University of Guelph. She illustrated the picture book Jig, Jiggle, Sneeze. Jan lives in Stouffville, Ontario.

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5.0 out of 5 stars lots of fun July 30 2014
We hosted Joyce for our grades one and two classes and everyone loved the story. The auditorium was filled with laughter. It offers a lot and allows for lots of creative discussion afterwards, or during.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ABCDelightful! Oct. 29 2013
A fun story about letters and the magical things they can do. I love this book as it's not didactic but, rather, it teaches kids through their sheer engagement with Gabby and her dilemma when all of the letters fall out of her book, leaving her with a cat and a bird and big trouble!
The art is engaging and textured in that way that serves to pull readers further into the book as they reach out to touch it and the 2 pages of extension activities provide fun ideas for kids to try at home or school. Terrific!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gabby Jan. 16 2013
By Susan
I really enjoyed this book. It is very well written and the illistrations are wonderful.
I would certainly recommend it for all young readers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars We loved this book at Raising Readers Aug. 6 2014
We loved this book at Raising Readers! It provides great inspiration for a host of interactive literacy activities. I high recommend for both home and classroom.
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  2 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars ABCDelightful! Oct. 29 2013
By Lisa Dalrymple - Published on Amazon.com
A fun story about letters and the magical things they can do. I love this book as it's not didactic but, rather, it teaches kids through their sheer engagement with Gabby and her dilemma when all of the letters fall out of her book, leaving her with a cat and a bird and big trouble!
The art is engaging and textured in that way that serves to pull readers further into the book as they reach out to touch it and the 2 pages of extension activities provide fun ideas for kids to try at home or school. Terrific!
4.0 out of 5 stars Daughter liked it Sept. 13 2013
By Irishlawlass - Published on Amazon.com
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My four year-old really liked this book. My mom is a librarian and former 25+ year kindergarten teacher and borrowed this book for my daughter. We ended up buying it from an outside source that peddles used books and old library copies to make it a permanent part of our home library.
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