April 18, 2013

On Market Street {Beautiful ABC Book}

I was at the library on Tuesday with my boys, and I ran across this book.  I'd kind of forgotten about this one, although I'm not sure how.  This is easily in my top five favorite ABC books.  I used it all the time in my first grade classroom, and I've read it to my twins, but it's been awhile.

This book is written by Arnold Lobel (the author of all the Frog & Toad books), and illustrated by his wife Anita.  She does most of the work for this book, because it's almost wordless.  She is an amazing artist!  I never get tired of looking at these pictures!

Amazing, right?  There's 20 more letters in the book.  That was just a little sneak peak.  I love the creativity here.  Did you notice the Frog & Toad puppets on the letter 'T'?  So clever! 
If you don't own this book, (like me, but I'll be buying it tomorrow) then I'd strongly suggest you add it to your library.  You can buy it on Amazon for just about $5.  
Oh, and thanks to Once Upon A Bookshelf (what a cute name!) for the great images of On Market Street.

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  1. I had forgotten about this one,too! Here's another great book to add to my grandchildren's library~

  2. Hey, Susan! Thanks so much for visiting! I know your grandkids will love this one. Have you seen Anita Lobel's other ABC book called Allison's Zinnia? It's all flowers, and gorgeous! I think I'm going to do a post on that one next week. Take care, and come back any time!

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    1. I'm sorry you couldn't find my e-mail. It's up in my in Contact Tab under my header. I need to get my social media icons up don't I? Sorry aging, but thanks so much for the features! I sure appreciate it. I love your,"welcome to our neighborhood" line. So inviting! I'm headed over now. Thanks again, Brenda! Have a wonderful weekend!

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