Posted by : Mystee Friday, July 16, 2010

Summary from GoodReads: A WIZARD SLEEPING ON A WATERMELON and Other Wondrous Sights by Mary Pansini La Haye, contains 26 cheerful, funny rhymes that young children can learn quickly. Imagination-tickling images to teach the ABC's as they've never been taught before. A whimsical ABC book for all children of all ages. Seattle area artist, Anita Miles, illustrates the verses with a running-wild imagination to render the cheerful and sometimes outrageously funny concepts of the text with the unbridled heart of a child guiding her hand. A WIZARD SLEEPING ON A WATERMELON and Other Wondrous Sights inspires language, laughter and curiosity in children from the earliest moment. A perfect companion for adults whose lives are filled with bringing the world to children, the illustrations easily teach children more than animals and day-to-day vocabulary. The pairing of childhood games and activities with unlikely couples - a rabbit resting in a robin's nest, a frog sliding down a dinosaur's tail, a shrimp racing a whale - with characters engaged in unlikely activities - an iguana slurping on an ice cream cone, a unicorn skateboarding, a xylophone exercising on a surfboard, a yak skiing - and of course, a wizard sleeping on a watermelon, all combine to make this an ABC book that sparks the imagination with humor and child-like whimsy. Open the pages of this book with a child and together step into a beautiful world where anything is possible.

My Review: This is a wonderful book with truly beautiful illustrations. There are bright colors to hold your child's attention throughout this entire book. As you go through the alphabet, there is a beautiful picture on a page to go with the wording on the page across from it. Unlike most books, not only is there one word that matches the letter, but SEVERAL all the way through. My 6 year old made me read it to him four times in a row. When that was done, he wanted to go back through it and talk about all the pictures.

Book Example:
For the letter *E* -- there are 3 lines of words and they contain: elephant, enormous and then elephant again. The repetition factor of the words are wonderful.

This is another beautiful must have for your child's young reader book shelf.

RATING: ♥♥♥♥♥

Pages: unnumbered

Review copy of this book provided by the author/publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. In no way did the provision of the book affect the outcome of my review.

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  1. Looks like I missed this alphabet book a few months ago when I was compiling my top 10 abc books! A Wizard Sleeping on a Watermelon sounds great!
    Little Nipper Books

  2. This sounds so cute. I'm going to pick this up to add to my kid's reading collection.


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