A Is for Alliguitar: Musical Alphabeasts
A Is for Alliguitar: Musical Alphabeasts
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Annotation: Combines an animal name with the name of a musical instrument to introduce the letters of the alphabet, featuring a gorillute, a gorilla playing the lute, and a saxofox, a fox playing a saxophone.
Catalog Number: #5413750
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Copyright Date: 2012
Edition Date: 2012
Illustrator: Leonhard, Herb,
Pages: 32
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-455-61557-9
ISBN 13: 978-1-455-61557-5
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2011277574
Dimensions: 28 cm.
Language: English
Horn Book
Day combines animal names with musical instruments (contrababoon, gorillute) to come up with the entries for this alphabet book. It's an entertaining concept, but not all of the letters work well, and the rhymes aren't always spot-on. Some of the illustrations have verve, but most of them--showing big-eyed creatures with their mouths agape--are one-note.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 1&12; This picture book combines animals with musical instruments. "A is for alliguitar, who has his own picks./B is for banjaguar, who plays some hot licks," and so on. The rhyming text is an invitation to children and caregivers to have a conversation about what animals or musical instruments the youngsters think they see, and it makes for a fun read-aloud. The creatures in the colorful, detailed illustrations have delightful facial expressions, and the letters are prominently displayed. A creative alternative to the standard ABC.&12; Kris Hickey, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH
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Horn Book (8/1/12)
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Reading Level: 1.0
Interest Level: P-2

From mandolions and rhinoboes to gorillutes and newtubas, twenty-six wacky alphabeasts join a musical safari. Through humorous rhymes, this book presents a cross between an animal and a musical instrument for each letter of the alphabet. A llama and maracas come together to create llamaracas, a lynx and a violin form the violynx, while the saxofox stems from a fox and a saxophone. Young readers will laugh at the zany illustrations.

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