The Great B.C. Alphabet Book

Description

Contains Illustrations
$12.95
ISBN 0-88902-976-8

Year

1985

Contributor

Reviewed by Sheila Martindale

Sheila Martindale is poetry editor of Canadian Author and Bookman and
author of No Greater Love, her sixth collection of poetry.

Review

This is a refreshingly different ABC book. Each place name is alliteratively matched with an animal that is seen doing something appropriate to the region. The text flows along in rhyming couplets, and a small description is given about each place and what happens there. The illustrations are humorous and nicely done. Some of the pronunciation might be difficult for toddlers, but with repetition I suppose a two-year-old would be able to master such gems as: “Camilla from Castlegar” and “Ursula from Ucluelet.” The book should find a receptive audience in B.C. anyway, and probably in kindergartens across the country.

Citation

Morgan, Nicola, “The Great B.C. Alphabet Book,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed April 12, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/36117.