Picture Book Review: The Alphabet Parade by Charles Ghigna and Agnieszka Malgorzata Jatkowska (Illustrator)


Age Range: 0 and up

Series: Learning Parade

Board book: 20 pages

Publisher: Picture Window Books; Brdbk edition (September 1, 2013)

Source: Publisher via NetGalley

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

About the Book:

Iguanas, pandas, tigers too its a letter parade just for you!

From the Learning Parade series. For ages 1-3. Board books.

Charles Ghigna, also known as Father Goose, charms with lyrical rhyming
text that is engaging and fun for even the youngest readers! This
series helps preschoolers learn the basics: letters, numbers, shapes,
and colors. Bright and delightful illustrations make the concepts come

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About the Author:

Charles Ghigna, known as Father Goose, is the author of more than 50
award-winning books from many other publishers. His books have been
featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” PBS, and NPR. He is a poet, children’s
author, speaker, and nationally syndicated feature writer who promotes
the love of poetry and children’s literature throughout the world.

About the Illustrator:

Ag Jatkowska has been drawing and playing with color ever since she can
remember. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk (Poland)
with a MA in Graphic Design and Illustration. Ag now works as a
full-time illustrator and has been dealing with illustration, graphic
design, greeting cards, stationery, and photography.

My Thoughts:

There are so many alphabet books out there that it is really difficult
to come up with a creative new way of delivering the same
information. But The Alphabet Parade does a pretty good job of giving
children something they haven’t seen before. The things
chosen to represent each letter of the alphabet all fit under the parade
or circus theme. The text is written in rhyme, and it’s done very well.
Other than Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, I haven’t seen any other rhyming alphabet books that I actually enjoyed reading to my kids.

The illustrations really made this book. They are bright, fun, and
energetic. AG Jatkowska’s style is warm and cute, perfect for the
toddlers that will be reading this book.

Overall, this is a great choice for an alphabet book.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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