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Alphabet Rescue 1 Edition
Contributor(s): Wood, Audrey, Wood, Bruce Robert (Illustrator), Wood, Bruce Robert

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ISBN: 0439853168     ISBN-13: 9780439853163
Publisher: Blue Sky Pr
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Binding Type: School And Library
Published: September 2006

Annotation: As in their previous collaborations, the Woods bring lowercase letters to life in a fun adventure that is sure to have children learning their alphabet without even realizing they are studying.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Alphabet; Fiction.
Fire engines; Fiction.
Rescues; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Alphabet
- Juvenile Fiction | Transportation | Cars & Trucks
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2005032382
Academic/Grade Level: Toddlers, Ages 2-4
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 11.00" H x 10.00" W x 0.25" (1.06 lbs) 40 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 110398
Reading Level: 3.3   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
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Contributor Bio(s): IV>Audrey Wood has been writing award-winning children's books for more than thirty years, and she is a fourth-generation artist. She often collaborates with her husband, Caldecott Honor illustrator Don Wood (THE NAPPING HOUSE; KING BIDGOOD'S IN THE BATHTUB; IT'S DUFFY TIME!), and she created many bestselling books with their son, Bruce Wood (ALPHABET MYSTERY; TEN LITTLE FISH). Audrey has illustrated numerous popular books herself, including SILLY SALLY, A DOG NEEDS A BONE, and BLUE SKY (2012). She lives with her husband in Hawaii, under the blue sky, rain sky, and changing-all-day sky.

As a fifth-generation professional artist, I grew up with art all around me ? in the studios of my parents and grandparents. I have always been very interested in art ? it always seemed like a lot of fun.

One of the major advantages of growing up in a family of artists is the support you receive while learning your art form. It was also a unique experience. One year for my birthday, my parents made me a kid-sized cardboard castle out of refrigerator boxes in our backyard. It took me a few years to realize that not all my friends' parents were as creative as mine.

My initial interest in digital art came about at a young age. I started using Commodore 64's when I was eleven or twelve, and by age thirteen, I could do basic programming. Since then, I was always interested in how companies made computer games, and I think that's what ultimately led me to 3-D design.

In 1991, I attended the California Institute of the Arts, where I studied drama and advanced my interest in art created on the computer. Then, in 1993, I decided to enroll in the innovative San Francisco State Multimedia Center, where I pursued my long-standing interest in designing computer programs by studying animation and 3-D modeling.

This year I joined my family's creative team and illustrated my first book, The Christmas Adventure of Space Elf Sam. The book took me over two years to make, and it was a true family collaboration. My mom wrote the story and my dad, Don Wood, functioned as art director.

I love telling stories with my art, and picture books are just that. And of course, I love seeing the face of a young child, sitting on a bookstore floor, completely immersed in a book that I have created.

Aside from being a children's book illustrator, I also surf, snowboard, and sail, which means that I do get to see the sun sometimes.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Spring)
While Charley is visiting his grandparents, his alphabet's lowercase letters head off on their own vacation. They find and rebuild a deserted fire truck, and with the help of experienced firefighters (capital letters), they put out a factory fire. The overly crowded, too-slick computer-generated illustrations feature gumball-colored letters. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2006 October #4)
The 26-letter team first introduced in Alphabet Adventure ("a fresh and roundly satisfying excursion for those learning their ABCs," according to PW's starred review) comes to the Alphabet Rescue by Audrey Wood, illus. by Bruce Wood, when the letter-making factory becomes engulfed in flames. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2006 October)

PreS-Gr 1 When Charley leaves to visit his grandparents for summer vacation, his lowercase alphabet letters travel on a pencil to their hometown of Alphabet City. The little letters' adventures include fixing up an old fire engine, cleaning M-u-d from a car, rescuing a C-a-t from a tree, and saving the day when the capital letters' fire engine spins out of control and cannot get to the fire at the letter-making factory. Readers will enjoy this sweet story and have fun identifying letters in the text and illustrations. As in the Woods' Alphabet Adventure (2001) and Alphabet Mystery (2003, both Scholastic), the pages are filled with 3-D-style digital artwork, creating a self-contained alphabet world.Marilyn Ackerman, Brooklyn Public Library, NY

[Page 131]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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