An artist s approach to introducing the alphabet Mouse airbrushes the A, buttons the B, carves the CMouse is hard at work constructing each letter of the alphabet He dyes the D, erases the E, and folds the F Mouse works his way right through to Z, constructing an alphabet that surpasses even the wildest artistic imaginationA bright, beautiful concept book from best selling picture book Denise Fleming


10 thoughts on “Alphabet Under Construction

  1. Emily Oyler Emily Oyler says:

    Denise Fleming has a very intriguing way of portraying her work through her images, which is exactly what she does with her book Alphabet Under Construction Although this book has very little text, she makes sure her pictures tell her story for her She used very vivid images to keep young and beginning readers interested These images are very bright and colorful to keep the reader fascinated The images in her book are not the ordinary images used by most authors Fleming has her one sense of Denise Fleming has a very intriguing way of portraying her work through her images, which is exactly what she does with her book Alphabet Under Construction Although this book has very little text, she makes sure her pictures tell her story for her She used very vivid images to keep young and beginning readers interested These images are very bright and colorful to keep the reader fascinated The images in her book are not the ordinary images used by most authors Fleming has her one sense of style that when her images are displayed, people know whose images they are The artwork has so many different elements that it makes you want to stare at the pictureto get exactly what the image is trying to say The primary goal of this book is teaching kids the alphabet in doing so the text contains uses of different verbs showing how you can construct a certain letter Fleming allows a very unique and different learning experience for beginning readers and writers to help them remember the mnemonic devices and how those verbs can be used There are multiple lessons that can be taken out of this book and is a great resource when teaching children about the alphabet I would highly recommend this book for students who are just beginning to read and are willing to learn about the alphabet I believe students will be very willing to learn because of her intriguing images and how she displays her art throughout her book


  2. Curtis Hudson Curtis Hudson says:

    Alphabet Under Construction by Denise Fleming is a fun alternative to the A is for Apple alphabet book A little mouse constructs each letter of the alphabet Mouse airbrushes the A, buttons the B, carves the C and so on I like that each letter is represented by an action verb rather than a noun Some of the verbs, though, may be a bit tough for a preschool age child to understand Each illustration really focuses on the letter being showcased, but I find the color palette to be drab mak Alphabet Under Construction by Denise Fleming is a fun alternative to the A is for Apple alphabet book A little mouse constructs each letter of the alphabet Mouse airbrushes the A, buttons the B, carves the C and so on I like that each letter is represented by an action verb rather than a noun Some of the verbs, though, may be a bit tough for a preschool age child to understand Each illustration really focuses on the letter being showcased, but I find the color palette to be drab making the images unrememberable The theme of the book is really fun, but I m sure better ABC book are out there


  3. ABC ABC says:

    I hate this book because the pages have come loose from the binding, even though it s not a book we ve looked at that often It s an average ABC book absolutely no plot to keep a child interested It does have lots of good verbs, though Roll the R, Saw the S


  4. Pamela Hatch Pamela Hatch says:

    I read this book many many years ago and still remember it from an alphabet curriculum that I developed.however, rereading it today, I wasn t as impressed with what I remembered.Still an OK offering of a mouse and his tools fixing up the alphabetso the alphabet is represented by an action the mouse does on the letter that actual starts with that letter action verb for example saws the S, tiles the T.so in all actuality the book is one long sentence.The last page shows a calendar wit I read this book many many years ago and still remember it from an alphabet curriculum that I developed.however, rereading it today, I wasn t as impressed with what I remembered.Still an OK offering of a mouse and his tools fixing up the alphabetso the alphabet is represented by an action the mouse does on the letter that actual starts with that letter action verb for example saws the S, tiles the T.so in all actuality the book is one long sentence.The last page shows a calendar with all the spaces marked off as he completed each taska great way to talk about calendars and to do lists.NOTE Some of the entries don t seem to fit the toolbox fix it motiffsuch as ices the I, judges the JPair with Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop by Lisa ShulmanForaction verb alphabet funtry Chris Van Allsburg s The Z was Zapped


  5. Lindsey Lindsey says:

    Awards the book has received N aAppropriate grade level PreK KOriginal summary An artist s approach to introducing the alphabet Mouse airbrushes the A, buttons the B, carves the CMouse is hard at work constructing each letter of the alphabet He dyes the D, erases the E, and folds the F Mouse works his way right through to Z, constructing an alphabet that surpasses even the wildest artistic imagination.Original review This book is wonderful for teaching young kids the alphabet The Awards the book has received N aAppropriate grade level PreK KOriginal summary An artist s approach to introducing the alphabet Mouse airbrushes the A, buttons the B, carves the CMouse is hard at work constructing each letter of the alphabet He dyes the D, erases the E, and folds the F Mouse works his way right through to Z, constructing an alphabet that surpasses even the wildest artistic imagination.Original review This book is wonderful for teaching young kids the alphabet They get a clear example for each letter in the alphabet.1 2 possible in class uses Teaching the alphabet


  6. Jhana French Jhana French says:

    This book is offers a very entertaining way of portraying the alphabet This book is acreative alternative to learn the alphabet, rather than Z is for Zebra On each page, a tiny mouse works on each letter of the alphabet Each letter is represented by an act of construction to the each letter This book has amazing illustrations to go with each letter of the alphabet that show to the mouse working hard on each letter of the alphabet I would recommend this book to children in preschool This book is offers a very entertaining way of portraying the alphabet This book is acreative alternative to learn the alphabet, rather than Z is for Zebra On each page, a tiny mouse works on each letter of the alphabet Each letter is represented by an act of construction to the each letter This book has amazing illustrations to go with each letter of the alphabet that show to the mouse working hard on each letter of the alphabet I would recommend this book to children in preschool and kindergarten Younger children would be engaged in the illustrations and try to figure out what the little mouse is going to do next


  7. Maddy Maddy says:

    Grade Level KindergartenSummary This book goes through each letter of the alphabet Mouse does something new to each letter using a word that starts with that particular letter Review This book is adorable and the pictures are wonderful I would love to have this book in my classroom library in a kindergarten setting.As for an activity to do with a book like this I would have my students take the first letter of their names and make mouse do some other construction on that letter.Another act Grade Level KindergartenSummary This book goes through each letter of the alphabet Mouse does something new to each letter using a word that starts with that particular letter Review This book is adorable and the pictures are wonderful I would love to have this book in my classroom library in a kindergarten setting.As for an activity to do with a book like this I would have my students take the first letter of their names and make mouse do some other construction on that letter.Another activity would be to have each child have a letter from the book and recreate the a picture of the construction that mouse has done to that letter


  8. Blaire Harris Blaire Harris says:

    Denise Fleming did a wonderful job with this book The Alphabet Under Construction tells the story of a mouse and how he constructs each letter of the alphabet Each page is vibrant and big and incorporates objects words that start with a specified letter Denise uses bright colors which makes the story super fun and interesting to look at While words are minimal the pictures definitely do well in telling the story The mouse is illustrated working hard to bring this alphabet together and you c Denise Fleming did a wonderful job with this book The Alphabet Under Construction tells the story of a mouse and how he constructs each letter of the alphabet Each page is vibrant and big and incorporates objects words that start with a specified letter Denise uses bright colors which makes the story super fun and interesting to look at While words are minimal the pictures definitely do well in telling the story The mouse is illustrated working hard to bring this alphabet together and you can see it on every page I really liked how at the end she drew a calendar that was written by the mouse and it shows the progress he made and the relief he got once he was finally done


  9. Quinn Quinn says:

    Following a tiny mouse as he constructs the alphabet, this book is full of color and goes through the alphabet from A to Z The book is a great alternative to the usual ABC book because instead of using fruit the book uses different kinds of construction on the alphabet The book does not have too much text but the books illustrations tell most of the story This book would be a great book to have on the classroom shelves because students could easily learn about the alphabet and read aloud foll Following a tiny mouse as he constructs the alphabet, this book is full of color and goes through the alphabet from A to Z The book is a great alternative to the usual ABC book because instead of using fruit the book uses different kinds of construction on the alphabet The book does not have too much text but the books illustrations tell most of the story This book would be a great book to have on the classroom shelves because students could easily learn about the alphabet and read aloud following the little mouse constructing the alphabet


  10. Jenna Argast Jenna Argast says:

    Alphabet Under Construction is an ABC book by Denise Fleming This book is about a mouse who uses different ways of construction to write the letters of the alphabet For Example, A is airbrushed and C is carved The illustrations were very bright the colors yellow and green were incorporated a lot in this book This book can help students learn the ABCs very easily I would recommend this for a very young age group such as kindergarten.