REVIEW | By Ann Fields, author of Fuller’s Curse » Simone Da Costa’s children’s book, “A Silly Rhyming Alphabet Book about Animals from A to Z” is a delight for children and parents. In every sense, it is an instructional book but one which is cleverly disguised as a rhyming, animal book. While reading this book, children will unknowingly learn the alphabet, be introduced to animals new and known, and pick up the subtleties of rhyme.
The author presents short stories for every letter of the alphabet and the featured characters are animals. This makes the reading experience fun by giving parents the opportunity to sing, act out, and improvise, while encouraging children to do the same and thereby open their own creative channel. The creativity of this work is displayed in the unnatural environments the animals live in and in the actions the animals undertake. Animals driving cars, ironing, escaping the zoo…it is all way too much imaginative fun!