It’s Perfect Picture Book Friday over at Susanna Hill’s and I’ve got a good one for you.
William Wegman’s ABC
Published by Hyperion Books in 1994
I guess that this is a non-fiction book and I would recommend it for any age, but I guess especially for kids and dogs who are just learning to read.
ABC books are fabulous books. They’re open-ended and so can be anything that you want. They’re all about the pictures. And when you look at the pictures of the letters, you can make up whatever words you want to go along with them! When we look at ABC books with kids we make all the letter sounds and then make up all kinds of silly words to go along with the letters.
These books can be really FUN! And this particular one is particularly perfect! I talked about William Wegman and his crazy dogs in my last post, but I’m happy to talk about him again. Mr. Wegman is a unique artist and his dogs are unique in the animal world. Batty and Chundo and Fay Ray are the cleverest dogs around. In this ABC book, the dogs get together to form all the different letters! Too, too clever! But I can make letters, too!
W, U, V !! And what does that spell? I don’t know. Wuv? — I wuv you?
If you wanted to share this book with your class, you could let your kids make the letters like Batty and Chundo and Fay Ray do.
You might also find some really fun alphabet stuff to do at Preschool Alphabet by Lindsy.
And you can find out more about William Wegman and all his dogs at his website.
And for your listening pleasure here are the Muppets and Ladysmith Black Mambazo
And Mr. Bobbie McFerrin singing the Alphabet Song!
I hope you go find this book at your library and check it out! You’ll be glad you did!
Remember — William Wegman ABC!