“Letters from New York: Making Pictures with the A-B-C”
Not your typical alphabet story, Letters from New York: Making Pictures with the A-B-C, is a book created with Letter Art, which means every picture is composed of the letters of its name.
Readers will spell their way through New York with rhyming text and illustrations that showcase iconic structures,
and yes, squirrels.
Each illustration is an artwork of its own.
This story promotes creative components of creativity, originality, and different perspective.
WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: I like this book’s orginality and creative way of learning alphabet letters and then, combining that with facts and features about New York.
TITLE: Letters from New York: Making Pictures with the A-B-C
AUTHOR: Maree Coote
ILLUSTRATOR: Maree Coote
PUBLISHER: Melbournestyle Books, 2018
AGE GROUP: 5-7
TOPIC(S): New York, different fonts, alphabet
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creativity, originality, different perspective
1) What animal shape might resemble a spoon? Sketch out your animal spoon. What other items can your animal imitate?
2) Using your favorite letter of the alphabet, create a list of different fonts. Next, create a picture using those fonts of your letter.
3) Write a caption about a place, person, or thing that represents something about the town you live in.
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