Book Review for Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run! an Alphabet Caper

Oops, Pounce, Quick, RunBy Awnali Mills

A wonderful alphabet book showed up on our new books cart this week.  Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run!: an Alphabet Caper by Mike Twohy is one of the best alphabet books I’ve seen in a while.  A ball comes bouncing into Mouse’s hole, waking him up.  When the dog comes looking for it, chaos ensues!

Rather than the standard A is for Apple, the book uses one word per page (for most pages) to tell a story, each word representing what’s going on in the illustrations.  There’s a tremendous amount of action going on in the story, and leaves the door open for lots of adult/child interactions as you talk about the pictures.  Great vocabulary is introduced, making even more opportunity for discussion.

I plan to use this book in storytime this session, and am deciding what kind of interactions I want to incorporate.  Handing out letters and having kids bring them up when they are introduced?  Finding the letter on our storytime rug?  Acting out the book as a group? So many possibilities!

 

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