A is for Alligator: Draw and Tell Tales from A–Z
Dianne de Las Casas and Marita Gentry
95 pages • 8½ x 11
Using a can't-miss formula, these 26 original stories and accompanying illustrations connect kids' love of animals and drawing with early literacy skills.
Young children, no matter what their backgrounds, love to draw—and animals are key among the subjects that entice them. Educators and librarians love "make and takes," easy projects they can do, take, and implement in their work with children. What could be a better learning tool than a book that combines the two?
Award-winning author Dianne de Las Casas has found, through personal experience in sharing handmade tales with teachers and librarians in workshops around the world, that they absolutely love "draw and tell tales." A is for Alligator: Draw and Tell Tales from A-Z puts that knowledge to work to facilitate the teaching of early literacy skills by connecting learning with kids' love of animals and drawing.
De Las Casas's innovative tales are accompanied by illustrator Marita Gentry's animal pictures, cleverly incorporating the alphabet to create simple draw and tell tales. A to Z chapters use the entire alphabet as a foundation for drawing animals. Offering a sure way to both entertain and educate, the book is perfect for elementary teachers, librarians, and drama teachers of all levels of expertise, but can also be used by storytellers, scout leaders, camp counsellors, and others who work with groups of children.