Written by Meg Girnis.
Photography by Shirley Leomon Green.
I find the simple layout, white background and good photographs of kids with Down syndrome most appealing about this picture book. Each page is a photo of a child or children with the object corresponding to the letter of the alphabet. A letter is found at the top of each page in both uppercase and lowercase. The word for the object is printed in big black font at the bottom.
Matthew and I point to the objects in each photograph. Sometimes he labels them with his approximation of the word. Sometimes he makes the sound associated with the word. For instance, he meows when he sees the cat. This is one of the many books I've been using to encourage Matthew to verbalize more words.
It's a nice book to have. Do you have it? What do you think?