We are nearing the end of the A to Z challenge, of which this post is a part. I’m doing a double theme – one recommendation of an ABC book, and an installment of my own ABC story. You can catch up on my past posts (with tangents), or just enjoy today’s post. If you would prefer to simply catch up on my story portion of the posts, you can do that instead. Now, welcome to today’s post! –
V is for Volunteer: A Tennessee Alphabet
Today’s highlight is actually more general than the title suggests. Because I’ve never been to Tennessee myself, I don’t feel I can comment on this books specifically, but I wanted to include a book that takes us from A to Z through a specific place.
Alphabet books are great for researching places. Whether your child is needing to write a report on a state (in the USA) or learn more about a country (outside their own), alphabet books are one way to introduce the place in a nonthreatening way.
My tangent today is a word of caution for those who write books about places, or have a specific place play a vital part in the story. However, you may not be a writer or may want to get right to THE GREAT ALPHABET DISASTER.
V was Vexed.
“This is Very bad.” V vented, “This is Very, Very bad.”
“Anything wrong?” A ventured.
“Some Vehement Vindictive letter Vaulted off with my Vest.”
C whipped out her notepad again to add to her list of missing items.
Suddenly, some water from the next page splashed onto V.
“Come on,” C said, pocketing her notepad, “I Conceive that this Case is about to Conclude.”
“Brilliant!" B said, "We'll vanquish that Bandit who vamoosed with my Ball and get it Back!"
Then he added, "Vamonos!" even though that wasn’t really an English v word.
“What Vicious Varmint would Vanish with my Vest?” V continued to vent all the way onto the next page.
Very soon, these letters will find victory in the next installment of THE GREAT ALPHABET DISASTER.
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