N Is For Nostril ... And Other Alphabet Silliness

Summary:

Readers will learn and laugh their way from A to Z. This is neither an alphabet book for preschoolers nor a coffee-table book.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Young and developing readers will enjoy this off-the-wall alphabet book.

Content Awareness Factors:

None, really. It seems odd, though, that the narrative with each letter is in such small print. If this is for developing readers (third grade), there needs to be more white space and bigger fonts.


Parent Reaction

At first I wasn't sure what to do with this book. It is definitely not for preschoolers, but it isn't a "collector's item" either. The more I read, though, the more I saw an elementary-aged child (most likely boy) reading the snippets and exploring the irony of the comic-like illustrations (like "Silver Medal" flour).

Type of Book:
This is a humorous, fact-filled tour of your ABCs.
Educational Themes:

Because this is for older children, you can talk about some of the factual information, and also explore concepts like irony and parody.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
6 to 9
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow.

Title N is for Nostril ... and Other Alphabet Silliness
Author Joe Spooner
Publisher Arnica Publishing, Inc. © 2007
Illustrators Joe Spooner
ISBN 9780979477119
Material Hard Cover
Cost $10.17
Genres Humor
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