Alpha Oops! The Day Z Went First
Author, Alethea Kontis and Illustrator, Bob Kolar
- Interactive Story Time & Prompt Cards
- Activity: Crazy Mixed Up Alphabet
- Activity: Letter Play
A is for apple, B is for ball, etc. We’ve all seen a million alphabet books and other products that give us iconic pictures for each letter of the alphabet. Some are quite creative by using a theme like Construction where A is for architect, B is for bulldozer, C is for crane and so on. The book Alpha Oops takes us to a new level. It not only associates words with each letter, it also gives personalities to some of the letters and makes them the main characters in a dramatic story line!
You could say that this book turns the alphabet on its head! Just because A is the first letter of the alphabet, does it mean that A always gets to go first? Find out what letter Z has to say about that!
This story line has a lot of subtle humor that your students might miss but I’m a big believer in entertaining the adult as well as the children. If it’s done in a way that enhances the experience without losing the integrity of the story, then it’s a win-win. Think how successful Disney has been with that model!
If you’re in the market for other fun alphabet books, consider this collection we’ve put together.
Amazing Alphabet Book Set