Friday, June 14, 2013

Review: The Alphabet Parade by Charls Ghigna

Iguanas, pandas, tigers too its a letter parade just for you!
From the Learning Parade series. For ages 1-3. Board books.
Author Charles Ghigna, also known as Father Goose, charms with lyrical rhyming text that is engaging and fun for even the youngest readers! This series helps preschoolers learn the basics: letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. Bright and delightful illustrations make the concepts come alive.
*Board books teach basic concepts in a fun, lighthearted way
*Well-known author Charles Ghigna
About the Author:
Charles Ghigna, known as Father Goose, is the author of more than 50 award-winning books from many other publishers. His books have been featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” PBS, and NPR. He is a poet,
children’s author, speaker, and nationally syndicated feature writer who promotes the love of poetry and children’s literature throughout the world.
About the Illustrator:
Ag Jatkowska has been drawing and playing with color ever since she can remember. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk (Poland) with a MA in Graphic Design and Illustration. Ag now works as a full-time illustrator and has been dealing with illustration, graphic design, greeting cards, stationery, and photography.

There are lots of alphabet books out there, so what makes this book different?

In The Alphabet Parade, each letter represents a member of the circus whose name starts with that letter.

I thought the idea of a circus parade was cute. Of course, there were some instances wherein the animal that represented a letter wouldn't exactly be seen in your typical serious. However, there's only so much you words you can use per letter that fits the theme, so it's understandable.

The illustrations and layout were charming, and reminded me a little bit of those cards that you'd send for kids on their birthday.

Thanks to NetGalley and Picture Window Books for the e-ARC. Publication date of The Alphabet Parade is on September 2, 2013.


  1. It's a great way to introduce kids to different animals.
  2. The illustrations are charming.
  3. The parade concept works for the circus theme.


  1. The illustration style might not work for everyone.

K is for the KINKAJOU who ties his tail in knots.

  1. Your child likes the circus.
  2. You want to teach your child about different animals.
  3. You're teaching your child about the alphabet.



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