A is for Ketchup by Xavier Finkley {Book Review}

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A is for Ketchup. “No it’s not!” That’s the first thing that the toddler noticed when we sat down to read this book together. A new book is one of her favorite things, and a silly new book? Well, she just loves that.

You know what I love? I love the fact that it’s a book that captured her interest about learning letter sounds. I could teach her letter sounds until I am blue in the face by recognition and repetition – but A is for Ketchup did what I’ve been trying to incorporate into our learning schedule, and it did it quicker than I could.

With the hints through the images in the book, she was able to have the prompts she needed to find the ‘right’ sound that went with the right letter – and I was able to read the book without it becoming a chore (even the twelfth time around).

Xavier Finkley nailed the preschooler learning technique in the short twenty-eight pages of the book that’s become a staple in our preschool collection and a must have for iBooks so she can read it while are on the go.


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One Response to A is for Ketchup by Xavier Finkley {Book Review}

  1. Shari G says:

    My boys love this book, the 2 that know about their letters and sounds, laugh so hard they fall over. The youngest listens so intensely, and sometimes laughs or yells no b/c the other 2 are so worked up.

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