“The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABCs (the Hard Way)”
Not your typical ABC book, as the Little Red Cat of The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABCs (the Hard Way) learns his ABCs in this wordless adventure story.
As Little Red Cat steps outside his front door, he is chased by Alligator, Bear, Chicken and Dragon.
(What action is the letter E? The egg.)
Pursued through a kingdom and over mountains, he becomes lost and has to find his way home.
In the back of this book, a word list depicts the words that accompany each letter. Illustrations provoke humor and emotion all while “teaching” the ABCs without one word.
This book promotes imagination, humor, and originality.
TITLE: The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABCs (the Hard Way)
AUTHOR: Patrick McDonnell
ILLUSTRATOR: Patrick McDonnell
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company, 2017
AGE GROUP: 4-7
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, humor, originality
1) Invent your own wordless ABC adventure.
2) Pick two consecutive letters of the alphabet. Create a two page spread showing your characters doing an action using the two letters to direct the action like Patrick McDonnell did with letters F (fire) and G (glasses).
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