Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Back to the Basics: ABCs

What kid doesn't like singing and learning about their ABCs?   There seem to be an endless number of books out there that focus on the alphabet - from the basic to the truly entertaining.  Below are a few of our family favorites.

A is for Activitst - we recently received this book as a gift from our politically active friends at Homeless Action Center in Berkeley.  Each letter is accompanied by social commentary on standing up for the rights of the oppressed.  The very important messages also include a touch of good humor.  I really enjoyed going through this one and look forward to making it a staple in our household for empowering and brainwashing my children!

My Foodie ABC - This one was a gift from a couple of our friends in San Francisco.  It has introduced the kids to foods like quinoa and concepts like a locavore.  Not sure how serious this author is, but at a time when poking fun at foodies and hipsters is all the rage, this is a perfect ABC book to add to any collection.

A few of our other favorites include:

A to Z Picture Book by Gyo Fujikawa
The Z Was Zapped by Chris Van Allsburg
Dr. Seuss's ABCs: An Amazing Alphabet Book!
Curious George's ABCs - H.A. Rey
ABC Transport Friends

Happy Reading!

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