I'm a sucker for an alphabet book. Yes, it's the alphabet and I'm sure there are many ways to promote reading and books but when The Bee was a kid and I wanted to teach her how to read (in my nutty ambitious mind she was going to be reading by age three) we would scour the libraries and book shops for new alphabet books. Plus I'm working on an idea using the alphabet...can't say no more than that!
My county library has books we can take for review and I just shared a sweet one with one of my day cares: ABC Baby Me by Susan B Katz. What a sweet way to share a day in the life a baby! The illustrations by Alicia Padron show diverse families cuddling, loving and caring for their babies.
Other favorite Alphabet books: (First Lines)
A told B, and B told C: Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault's Chicka Chicka, Boom Boom!
The Bee even has a tree that houses all of the letters.
Old black fly's been buzzing around: Jim Aylesworth's Old Black Fly
This fly grosses me out at each turn but I love it!
A is for angry, B is for Bashful: Sandra Boynton's A is for Angry
What can't THIS woman do?
What's your favorite?
R is for Rachee