Michelle told me about the amazing author and illustrator Graeme Base. His book Animalia , published in 1987, is a wonder. His illustrations are beautiful and include hidden pictures, so there are fun things to find on each page. You can even look for a drawing of Graeme.
It begins, "An Armoured Armadillo Avoiding An Angry Alligator. Beautiful Blue Butterflies basking by a Babbling Brook."
Not only is this a great ABC book, but it would work well in a poetry classroom to teach alliteration. You could also use this book as a jumping off point for creative writing because there are so many things to see on each page.
Read to a child today even if that child is you.
Do you have a favorite ABC book that I need to add to my collection? If so, tell me in the comments.