In Tomorrow’s Alphabet, you’ll have to think ahead. Not your ordinary alphabet storybook, author George Shannon takes a different perspective, taking what happens today and showing what it becomes tomorrow.
“M is for caterpillar – tomorrow’s MOTH.”
“O is for acorn – tomorrow’s OAK TREE”
In the back of the book, readers are challenged to create their own tomorrow alphabet. Or try their hand at creating yesterday’s alphabet.
This book promotes discovery, different perspective, and inventive thinking.
TITLE: Tomorrow’s Alphabet
AUTHOR: George Shannon
ILLUSTRATOR: Donald Crews
PUBLISHER: Greenwillow Books, 1996
AGE GROUP: 4-7
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: discovery, different perspective, inventive thinking
1) Make an ABC list of your favorite sounding words. Your words can begin or end with each letter of the alphabet.
For example, A – apricot B – bumble C – cubic
2) Sing the ABC song in reverse, beginning with Z.
3) Write an ABC poem of your favorite things, using each letter to start the next line of your poem.
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