Dr. Seuss's ABC

Dr. Seuss's ABC

Children's book review by Steve Barancik

Ages 3-6

The Dr. Seuss alphabet book

Ready to introduce the alphabet? You could hardly do better than doing so with the help of the good Doctor. (This was one of the best-selling books of the 20th century.)

Seuss introduces the alphabet to aspiring readers exactly as you'd expect: with engaging, memorable rhymes and goofy, unique illustrations.

little d
David Donald Doo
a dozen doughnuts
a duck-dog, too.

That's on the left-hand page. On the right-hand page, there of course is David dreaming of those doughnuts and that duck-dog.

Review continues.

text superimposed on image from Dr. Seuss's ABC

Basic, yet comprehensive. Everything you would want in an alphabet book and expect from a Dr. Seuss alphabet book...

  • Capital and lower-case letters, alone and in context
  • Repetition
  • Alliteration
  • Examples
  • Illustrations to help young readers figure out the words

little k
Kitten. Kangaroo.
Kick a kettle.
and a
king's kerchoo.

That's all there is to it! It's as simple as Dr. Seuss's ABC.

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