Thursday, January 21, 2010
Kid's Korner: Z is for Zoom by Laura Purdie Salas (Book Review)
Shared by Kristi Herbrand
Title: Z is for Zoom! A Race Car Alphabet
Author: Laura Purdie Salas
Publisher: Capstone Press
My thoughts: What a great book for any child who loves race cars! Each letter is something you would find at a racetrack - like C for checkered flag, Q for Qualify or V for Victory lap. It is followed with a couple of sentences that explain the word or tell how the item is used. There is also a lot of fabulous pictures of race cars and their drivers.
The night that my son and I read it, he was a little restless so didn't really get into it very much. I plan on trying it again on a night when he seems a little more centered. He is really into putting any letters together and asking us what it spells. Most times it is nonsense, but every once in a while he stumbles upon a real word. It is great to have an alphabet of words of something that he is really into - so that when we read them, maybe they will "stick" more!
I was also sent two other books from this series from Capstone Press-
Y is for Yowl! A Scary Alphabet
A is for Arrr! A Pirate Alphabet
I haven't read these with my son yet, but upon looking through them am loving the big pictures and the words they have chosen for each letter. Especially the Y is for Yowl! book - this would be my favorite as I love Halloween and this book would be perfect for that time of year.