Children’s Book Review: Alphabetter and How I Did It by Linda Ragsdale

ALPHABETTER

By: Linda Ragsdale

Illustrated by: Martina Hogan

Published: April 4, 2017

Publisher: Flowerpot Children’s Press

Non-Fiction

Do your kids like making up words? Do you ever wish there was a word to describe the joy your child is feeling the first time they ride without training wheels? Do you like combining words to make a new word?

This new book from Linda Ragsdale adds hilarious new words to your dictionary to offer that perfectly playful word for just the right occasion. These words will be motivational, inspiring and funny. You just may find a new favorite word to use after reading this book.

I already love the word “fabulous” so making the word “fabulastic” by combining fabulous and fantastic is perfect for me! “Legendational” is another fun word that I may have to start using, combining legendary and sensational.

This book is a dictionary of terms all the way through the alphabet starting with “absomendous” (absolutely and tremendous) and ending with “zeticulous”, a combination of zen, fantastic, and fabulous. At the bottom of every page is a new impactful word encouraging kids to feel, act, or think about a new way to communicate and encourage peace. Words like “exprassion” (express and compassion) share how to express yourself through love and to always have compassion.

Hogan’s illustrations are adorable, crafty, vivid, and fun. Kids will naturally be drawn to the pages and the words on them. Her illustrations are “radazzling”!

This is a fun book for a classroom or a family to read together and find new favorite words!

HOW I DID IT!
By: Linda Ragsdale
Illustrated by: Anoosha Syed
Published: April 4, 2017
Publisher: Flowerpot Children’s Press
Fiction
The Letter “I” dares to be different. He dreams of being something more. Could he turn and be like the letter “H” or curve himself to be like the letter “J”? When the letter “I” tries to do something different, all the other letters of the alphabet chime in…some encouraging and supportive, others upset and frustrated. Their emotions go along with the letter of the alphabet like the letter “T” was tickled. “I” peels himself off the page and starts his new adventure only to find that maybe he should have stayed where he was. Or will his new point of view will be just what he and the other letters of the alphabet need?

The illustrations give each of the letters character and show whether they are happy, angry, shocked, or confused. Kids will find this story silly, but there is a hidden message that will hopefully sink in…seeing other’s point of view and that maybe doing something a different way is ok. This book offers a really simple way to share an important message and would be great for elementary classrooms.

Linda Ragsdale – source

Linda Ragsdale wants everyone to be a dragon, a Peace Dragon that is! As an author, illustrator, international speaker, and peace teacher, Linda has developed her Peace Dragon series to teach us how to harness our fiery energy into a peaceful and productive outlet by owning our human powers of view, voice, and choice. Linda invites you to be a peace dragon ambassador and join the 30,000 students she has taught around the world! For more information, check out her website, HERE

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