A Silly Rhyming Alphabet Book about Animals from A to Z

Children - Animals
36 Pages
Reviewed on 12/21/2013
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Author Biography

Simone Da' Costa is a author, publisher and freelance magazine writer. Simone has written many articles for several North American Magazines such as Africulture, Planet Africa, Mudd magazine and The Caribbean Current. She is currently a contributor on Yahoo! Voices. She has published three books, Remember to Pray: Day Planner and 2013 Hummingbird Day Planner and her first children’s book called, A Silly Rhyming Alphabet Book about Animals from A to Z.

Simone is a writer who enjoys the compelling feeling that writing brings. In the words of Miss Da Costa ‘Writing is seen as a tool with which to free yourself in a limitless world of playful words while at the same time welcome your ideas, thoughts and imagination onto the page. Most off all, the passion to write is, simply put, inspiring, challenging, enjoying and empowering.

Simone operates a blog called ‘Simone’s Blog – Depicting the writer in you.’ A blog designed to stimulate a writer’s creative spirit in expressive that gives joy to the creator as well as the reader.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite

A Silly Rhyming Alphabet Book About Animals from A to Z, written by Simone Da Costa and illustrated by Anindita Modak, is a fun book that will teach children the alphabet as well as connecting an animal with each letter. There is a page for each letter of the alphabet and each page begins with a heading of the letter and the corresponding animal, for example, “A is for Ape.” There are a couple of rhyming sentences about the animal which are sure to cause giggles for the reader and hold his or her attention. There is also a vibrant and fun illustration for each letter which corresponds with the text on the page. The book ends with a short quiz which checks for understanding of the story and remembering what some of the animals were doing on their page in the book which is a fun idea to conclude and review the book.

I really enjoyed Simone Da Costa’s children’s alphabet book. It was more than I expected as the layout is excellent! Each letter and animal has a whole page devoted to it, and Anindita Modak’s illustrations are fabulous. The illustrations go together perfectly with the text and are filled with such detail and are so bright. The sentences on each page rhyme and are silly; thus making it more memorable and easier to remember for children. This is an alphabet book that children will want to read over and over again.