A to Z: an Alphabet of Animals, Harriet Evans, illustrated by Linda Tordoff

A to Z: an Alphabet of Animals, Harriet Evans, illustrated by Linda Tordoff. Tiger Tales, 2021. 9781680106770

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4

Format:  Board book

Genre:  Picture book

What did you like about the book?   A selection of animals are cleverly hidden behind flaps in the shapes of the letters of the alphabet, in this fun ABC concept book. In addition to the flap, the pages include a dotted outline of the letter in capital and lowercase form.  Starting with “A is for Alligator” and ending with “Z is for Zebra,” many of the animals will be familiar to young readers.   There are a few less familiar animals such as the narwhal and urchin.  The stylized graphic illustrations and fun flaps make this a wonderful choice for introducing children to the alphabet. 

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  A nice choice for teaching the alphabet to young readers. 

Who should buy this book?  Public and preschool libraries

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?  No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review:    October 15, 2021         

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