Published by: Inside Pocket
I thought this book was a great find for me as Kieran is in Reception class and currently starting his journey into being a reader (much too soon inmy opinion, he should stop immediately and go back to only playing with trains and playdough so I don’t have to recognise the fact that he has grown up!). Each page has a delightful illustration accompanied with a short piece focussed on using alliteration, ie A- Awful Auntie Agatha ate all of Arthur’s available apples. To me this is a great way to familiarise a child with the different letter sounds and can be used to explore further words.
However, I think after exploring this book more closely that it is a little old language wise for Kieran ie 4yrs old with a good varied vocabulary, as there is a good amount of words such as quivering, utterances, zestfully etc, which aren’t exactly in the Oxford Reading Tree’s key words for this stage. Is is however good for children who are perhaps a little older, with a more varied vocabulary and who are at the stage where they are working on creative writing.
I do have to say though that this book is entirely unsuitable for adults with low maturity, ie me at the moment, largely due to passages such as:
R – Rugged Roger rode roughly round Red Ruby’s ring
W – Weird Willie would willingly wear whatever Wilma wished (alongside what appears to be an illustration of a warthog in drag lol).
That said, the majority of readers won’t be as silly minded as myself, so as a great way to show colourful examples for alliteration to older children, using A-Z and also sounds such as SH and CH, this book does fit the bill.
This title can be purchased from Amazon and leading stores.