Animal Action ABC

Citation: Pandell, K., Wolfe, A., & Sheehan, N. (1996). Animal Action ABC. New York: Dutton Children’s Books.Animal Action ABC

Ages:  3 – 7

Grades: PreK – 1

Description:  Animal Action ABC is part ABC concept book, part poem about movement. Each letter of the alphabet is paired with a different action verb and poem that encourages readers and listeners to move in various ways. Each movement and letter is paired with an animal, which is pictured in bright photographs doing the motion. There are also children pictured mimicking the movement as well.

Uses: Animal Action ABC could be used by librarians and teachers as a way to reinforce letter concepts in a non-traditional way. Students can move while learning, which is conducive to some learning styles. The short poems for each letter/movement are conducive to reading aloud in a group or storytime setting. The images allow for use during a program focused on animals, or on ABC concepts. The book can also be used to demonstrate to parents how literacy concepts can be integrated into movement activities. Animal Action ABC would also be well used for programs for teens or adults who are differently abled.

Review Sources:

Animal Action ABC. (1996). Publisher’s Weekly. Retrieved from: http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-525-45486-1

Search Terms:  concept books, animals, differently-abled 

Published by

Faith Burns

Sch of Inform and Libr Science