Drawing The Alphabet

My First Take-Along-With-Me Learn-To-Read Activity Book

Children - Educational
226 Pages
Reviewed on 06/07/2023
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Author Biography

Jeanne Holmberg loves to put a fun spin on learning! Jeanne lives in Massachusetts where she writes educational books with a fun twist for ages 4 -18. Her goal is to inspire interdisciplinary learning in a lively format. Her book "Crush Math Anxiety With Drones: Succeed In Math By Nurturing A Growth Mindset Through Drone Stories" was recently reviewed in the Journal of The American Mathematical Society (April 2023 issue).

Before embarking on this adventure, Jeanne enjoyed life and learning as an educational leader, actuarial analyst, research chemist and volunteer at a local children’s museum. When she is not writing, Jeanne is inspired by spending time outdoors with her Scottish Terrier named Rocky, reading historical fiction, attending car shows and surrounding herself with family and friends.

Jeanne lives by the inspirational quote “Live well, laugh often, love much” by Bessie Anderson Stanley. If she could add one more thought to Bessie Anderson Stanley’s inspirational quote it would be “Live well, laugh often, love much” and learn all along the way!

As an undergraduate, Jeanne double majored in mathematics and chemistry. She earned a master’s degree in education from Elms College and a post-master’s degree in educational leadership from Westfield State University.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Drawing the Alphabet by Jeanne Holmberg reminds us that reading is a window to a world of adventure and imagination, knowledge and fun. Before young children can read, they must first nurture a desire to understand the symbols on a page. Learning to read begins at home, with adults or older children reading aloud to younger children, or reading along with them. Teaching begins with recognizing the shapes and sounds of the letters of the alphabet. The learning process doesn’t have to be a chore. It can be a lot of fun if one includes coloring, playful rhymes, silly, whimsical creatures, and a whole lot of laughter and imagination.

Jeanne Holmberg’s children’s activity book Drawing the Alphabet is a great tool to inspire young readers (and writers, too). The author, a mother herself, has created an informative and fun book that will have learners giggling as they work through the pages, drawing their images that start with a given letter and unscrambling words that are mixed up with equally mixed-up imagery. Take the time to work with a child, or allow them to fill in some time before supper, in the car, or on a bus, and let the learning develop. The book is presented alphabetically, but the reader can pick and choose which pages to work on first. The important thing is that young children foster a growing interest in the written language and strengthen their reading skills. This is a great way to inspire beginners to read and to use their imaginative skills in creating imagery and stories.