B is for Bulldozer: A Construction ABC
I don't know how many alphabet books there are in the childrens book market, but there are a lot. I am surprised at how far some books will stretch to fit a theme, and how absurd and confusing other books will get when clearly the intended audience is still learning the alphabet! I have found some very appealing books without text that are comprised of beautiful photographs of letters found in everyday objects, natural surroundings, etc...but it seems to me the age at which those are most appropriate or fun is over a year past the very young age at which most toddlers today learn letter recognition.
was the perfect transitional book for my family from simple alphabet board books to an alphabet story. This illustrator, Melissa Iwai, is a favorite of ours and there are fun details to be found on every page in this book. The story is clear, full of information and flows very naturally through several seasons as an amusement park is constructed. The lesson on letters is obvious but gentle; this serves as well as a bed time book as it does a mid-morning learning time book. If your daughter or son, granddaughter or grandson has any interest in tools, letters or roller coasters, they would love for you to read this to them!
Ask for this book at your local library or click on the title to order online! (It's only $6 in paperback right now!!)