Imagination Library Book Activity for ABC Look at Me

Dolly Parton’s Imagination LibraryBOOK TITLE: ABC Look at Me
AUTHOR: Roberta Grobel Intrater

SUMMARY OF BOOK: This is a wonderful book for teaching a child the alphabet. The book starts with A and ends with Z, showing children an example of a mood that each letter stands for. It starts out with “A is for angry” and ends with “Z is for zany.” Download this Activity Sheet in PDF

BEFORE READING

Ask questions and use what the child already knows to add to the discussion, assisting the child in understanding and enjoying the book.

  1. Take a “picture walk” through the book, looking at the pictures and talking about the faces of the babies and what they are doing. “Those babies look happy.” “I wonder why they are happy.”

DURING READING

  1. Ask your child to point to a particular picture on the page. (Where is the Bashful Baby with her hands over her eyes?)
  2. Ask your child to mimic the actions of the babies. (Can you send a Loving kiss?)
  3. Relate your child’s experience to the pictures. (Ouch — he has a boo-boo. Where is your boo-boo?)

AFTER READING

  1. Sing the alphabet song at the end of the book and shout hooray with your child!
  2. Point out letters in the environment—in your home (cereal boxes, on toys, magazines, etc.) and as you go out in the community.

Compliments of: Rasmuson Foundation

Created by: Students at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and used by permission of the United Way of Greater Chattanooga.