Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Jousting with Jesters: An ABC for the Younger Dragon written and illustrated by Martin Springett

Jousting With Jesters: An ABC for the Younger DragonJousting with Jesters: An ABC for the Younger Dragon, written and illustrated by Martin Springett, is an alliterative alphabet book with a medieval theme.  There is just one sentence on each page and most words on each page start with the letter the page is dedicated to.  The illustrations are wonderful and it is fun to search out each page for all the things that start with the featured letter.

Martin Springett, though born in England, now lives in Canada.  He says he went back to the landscape of his childhood for the illustrations in this book.

Personally I'm not a big fan of dragons and things medieval, but I love alliteration.  Anna seemed to enjoy all aspects of the book.  She's a little young yet to really get the idea of alliteration but I can see us coming back to this book again when she's ready for a lesson on alliteration.

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