The alphabet tree

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Knopf, 1968 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 33 pages
74 Reviews
After a storm blows some of them away, the letters on the alphabet tree learn from a strange bug to be stronger by forming words, then a caterpillar comes along and tells them that words are not enough; they must say something important.

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Great for teaching writing! - Goodreads
The artwork in this book was also extremely well done. - Goodreads
I'm not sure that I liked the ending at all. - Goodreads
This book is for the beginning writer. - Goodreads

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - ekbrumley - LibraryThing

This book will address phonemic awareness and other early reading skills. It will help young students understand that letters make words make sentences make books. Read full review

Review: The Alphabet Tree

User Review  - Ashlyn Barker - Goodreads

I liked the concepts in this book, but the ending was severely lacking in my opinion. I would potentially use this book in a young classroom, but there are probably better to use to demonstrate the connection between letters, words and sentences. Read full review

About the author (1968)

Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 picture books, including four Caldecott Honor Books. He died in 1999 at the age of 89.

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