Monday, February 7, 2011

ABC Sing-a-Long

ABC Sing-a-Long
by Gloria Seymour

Sad to say, this book is a worthless piece of junk.  I have never received such a poor representation of literature!

A simple run through of the alphabet with a phrase that rhymes with the last letter stopped at, and poorly rhymed at that.  Silly and ridiculous. Example: "DEF  I see and elf"  What?  For being a sing-a-long, there is no indication as to how to "sing" this book, no notes, comparison song, etc. to even give indication as to the tune.  How, then, can it be used as an educational tool?

This book is 8 pages long.  All pictures are very elementary in design, most likely word art or some simple computer graphic already pre-formed, not illustration or art to be sure.  Pictures are black and white - absolutely no color in this book outside of the cover.  A paper back, very flimsy and cheaply made.  The price tag is $8.00, I would not pay $.10 for this at a garage sale.  

Absolutely boring and of no use.  Very disappointing since it was written by an educator who specializes in children with special needs.  With my own personal background in the same area, I would NEVER use this book with this population, or any other students for that matter.  There is no interest, no attention grabbing, no fun... nothing that would help a child with learning difficulties.  Extremely disappointing!  This book is heading to the trash  bin.

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 I received a complimentary copy of "ABC Sing-a-Long" as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team.  Visit to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team.  I was in no way compensated for this review or required to write a positive review.  The opinions expressed are my own.

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