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Book Style: A French Quarter Alphabet is an ABC book

Reading Level: 2 (Read with help due to: some mid-level vocabulary)

Reading Length: 7-10 minutes (FYI – we never account for toddler questions)

Illustration Style: Duo-chromatic, if such a thing exists

Age Target: 0-5 Years of Age

A French Quarter Alphabet is an ABC book for children and toddlers written by Christine Achille Gunter.  The book is essentially an homage to the city of new Orleans, which is known for its deep culture.  As a parent, you’ll delight in an ABC book that is really unique.  You’ll also delight in the fact that your little one will learn a ton about the world and much more specifically new Orleans.

I certainly wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I opened up the first page of A French Quarter Alphabet.  What I found immediately was that I had stumbled upon a very trendy book.  It seemed as though every component of the book had been chosen specifically to support a style and a theme.  I found myself staring at the pictures on each page to try and acquire a true understanding of what I was looking at.  often times, I found myself fascinated because I was taking a look at something I didn’t know.  I mean, how numerous of you can tell me what a beignet is…without looking it up on Google, that is.

What do I imply by stylish?  Well, have a look at the picture below.  note that essentially, the picture is what I’d describe as duo-chrome (not to be confused with monochrome).  Really, each picture only includes the colors blue and red.  There is of course a white component to every picture, which ought to lead you to images of both the American and French flags.  There’s no other way to describe this kind of detail in a children’s book but as exceptional.

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Sacrebleu…and red…and white!

Speaking even more to the trendy nature of the book, there’s an outstanding level of creativity that went into it.  I love that Christine didn’t just build an ABC book.  She took her craft seriously as evidenced by these examples:

The illustrations very much fit the personality of new Orleans. They exhibit an older style, yet they’re highly comprehensive and are interesting to take in.  If you’ve been to new Orleans, you know what I’m talking about here

Each letter (and for that reason each page) refers to a true cultural heritage item. There are no dull letters in this book.  You won’t be seeing “A is for Apple”. Rather, A is for Alleyways that run between the streets!

As we discussed previously, the usage of red, white, and blue is an extremely trendy method and these colors powerfully communicate symbolism

While the book is crafted as a child’s alphabet book, it’s clear to me that this could be set on any adult coffee table and stimulate a great deal of conversation

The pages rhyme in pairs, which I can only imagine was a challenging task!

The book offers you with the opportunity and creative format through which to instruct your little one his or her ABCs.  That’s certainly the most essential thing about any book of this nature

Now, we all know that repetition helps a toddler keep information, but this book doesn’t rely on that.  Instead, A French Quarter Alphabet helps your child make a connection due to the stark differences between it and other ABC books.  See, A is for Apple, but it’s also for Alleyways.  now ask yourself, what’s the only common thing between two ABC books?  The letter A.  Essentially, because the letters are taught in such diverse ways with different objects, toddlers have no choice but to begin to understand the commonality.

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This picture is only here because I love football!

Now, if you’re in the midst of teaching one of your little ones his or her ABCs, this is a fantastic educational book.  Not only will it instruct your child the alphabet, but it’ll probably instruct you and your child a little bit about new Orleans and its fantastic cultural heritage.  It is certainly the most distinct alphabet book that I’ve ever reviewed, and that’s saying a lot.  I’m certain it’s a ideal compliment for parents that need a little help teaching their little ones the alphabet.  It’s very affordable, as well. You can pick up the book on Amazon for $4.97 USD (Kindle) or $8.99 USD (Paperback). Zamierte tam teraz a získajte túto roztomilú malú vzdelávaciu knihu pre vás a vášho malého, ktorý si môžete vychutnať.

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