Ape in a Cape: An Alphabet of Odd Animals

Ape in a Cape: An Alphabet of Odd Animals

Fritz Eichenberg / Feb 26, 2020
Ape in a Cape An Alphabet of Odd Animals The richness of coloring the strength action and humor in the drawing and the original rhyme for each letter make this an alphabet book to treasure The Horn Book
  • Title: Ape in a Cape: An Alphabet of Odd Animals
  • Author: Fritz Eichenberg
  • ISBN: 9780812468915
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The richness of coloring the strength, action and humor in the drawing and the original rhyme for each letter make this an alphabet book to treasure The Horn Book
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    1. Thanks to wnc college library for holding on to this and several other older Caldecott and Newbery books that my city library couldn t See if your local college will let you browse their PZ Juv shelves This is a hoot.The rhymes are terrific for preschoolers being read to And then beginning independent readers can see the Mouse, readily read the word mouse on the page, repeat in a from the pattern learned on earlier pages, sound out bl and readily say blouse And pretty soon they ve read the whole [...]

    2. Book with a something that rhymes with book.It s an alphabet book Not a bad alphabet book, but alphabet books have to be really impressive to impress me Every page is an animal that starts with that letter of the alphabet, and something about it that rhymes Ape in a cape , Goat in a boat , Yak with a pack , Owl on the prowl.Not terribly interesting I don t feel that my life has been enriched by reading this book It s not terrible, but it s not terribly good.For children s book reviews, see my w [...]

    3. This book goes through the alphabet with each letter introducing a different animal Then each animal is rhymed with the last word in the short sentence Ape in a cape There are many opportunities for a child to make up his or her own rhymes

    4. 1953 Caldecott Honor Book Nice little rhyming alphabet book The drawings are good, and I like the use of color which was pretty limited when this was published Bright red, blue, yellow and black Materials used unlistedTypeface used unlisted

    5. In 1952 Ape in a Cape, by Fritz Eichenberg was published using simple text and imaginative drawings to illustrate an alphabet book about all sorts of animals The short, rhyming phrases not only teach children about the 26 letters used in the English language, but help beginning readers learn about the sounds of those letters The pages are filled with such animals as a carp with a harp, a jay in May and a vulture with culture.The illustrations are reminiscent of the early 1950s and are not only c [...]

    6. I like the rhyme Eichenberg uses for each letter of the alphabet, and I was disappointed to lose it on the last page My favorite rhymes were vulture with culture and Irish setter with a letter The picture of the Irish setter was probably my favorite image in the whole book, mostly because many of the others looked creepy and unsettling to me In terms of talent, though, the most impressive picture is of that little rabbit holding down the lid over the fox in a box That is a picture that truly spe [...]

    7. Another book I had never heard of before doing the Caldecott Challenge, this rhyming ABC book won a 1953 Caldecott honor award I liked the full page illustrations, though the colors were a little odd and made them look rather creepy and or possessed I did love E Egret in a minuet, Q Quail on the trail, and Y Yak with a pack I agree with another reviewer who said that despite all the cool rhyming animals throughout the book, the author illustrator kind of crapped out with Z for Zoo Recommended fo [...]

    8. Full page illustrations of animals doing things that rhyme with their name i.e ape in a cape My favorite letters were I and L Irish setter with a letter Lizard with a wizard Text introduces some new vocabulary i.e carp, egret, minuet etc My only gripe is that the author threw in the towel on Z for zoo Great old timey alphabet book.

    9. 1953 Caldecott HonorI d still use this honor book today if I could find a copy that s not tattered and torn It lends itself to great conversation with the kids, different names for familiar animals, what they re doing, rhyming.but I dislike that Z is zoo instead of an animal it s the only letter not an animal and it bothers me.

    10. Fun, early Caldecott honor book Each page features an illustration, a letter of the alphabet and an animal and a rhyme Examples include Bear in Despair, Quail on the Trail, Unicorn with a Horn, and Vulture with Culture The illustrations are great My 6 year old enjoyed reading many of the pages to me.

    11. This is a rhyming ABC The pictures are sort of old fashioned and in my opinion, a little creepy, the unicorn has red eyes and he looks completely evil to me The littlest kids have enjoyed the discovery of the rhymes goat in a boat, it rhymes The vocabulary is amazing though and it s certainly worth it to expand those vocabularies

    12. This is a fun guessing game book, incorporating not only the alphabet but rhyming and often ridiculous illustrations Carp with a harp , although they are dated the fact that these concepts would translate easily to a contemporary project demonstrates the value and effectiveness of the book as it is and served well as a predecessor to books that have followed it.

    13. Genre Informational NonfictionGrade Range K 1Review This is a great educational book for students who are practicing their letters alphabet and rhyming It is a fun interesting way to learn about animals that start with each letter of the alphabet Younger children will love this book

    14. 1953 Caldecott HonorFavorite illustration and line Rat with a bat.Kid appeal Despite being over 60 years old, I didn t think this book felt too dated I thought the illustrations were humorous, and would still be a giggle producer with today s kids.

    15. The illustrations of this book were eye catching but downright creepy at times I found this book threatening than entertaining, like I was reading the set up for some horror movie Not quite what the author intended Does anyone else find the tone of this book disturbing

    16. Caldecott Honor Award Winning picture book Yet another alphabet book, in this case an old one who s art is showing it s age though it is still okay The text is clever than most, perhaps a bit too clever Not bad, but not great.

    17. Alphabet rhyme which is a bit too kooky for its own good Irish setter with a letter good Egret in a minuet come on Illustrations are slightly queasy.

    18. Not the best of books, but it will definately suit your needs for rhyming and an alphabet book Pretty simple Younger students like looking at the pictures.

    19. I suggest publishing an updated version The Bear in Despair looks like Bear is dabbing but then the rhyme would be all off Hmm

    20. This is an alphabet book that depicts animals in silly situations I think it is rather fun and holds up despite being published in the 1950 s The pictures are great too.

    21. Animals representing the letters of the alphabet are all depicted doing interesting and unusual things What I really like about this book though, are the full page illustrations delightful

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