Thursday, November 29, 2012

Alphabet Anatomy

Alphabet Anatomy's innovative rhyming verses and unique illustrations instruct on letter sound, recognition, AND how to write the letter, thus its anatomy.  

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True to its motto: "The Art of Learning the Letters and their Lives," Alphabet Anatomy is where children discover what the letters do behind the scenes when they're not busy making words. Alphabet Anatomy’s first book -- “Meet the Capital Letters” – provides a glimpse into the letters’ lives with an amusing rhyming verse and illustration for each capital letter which instructs on letter sound, recognition, shape, and how to write the letter, thus its anatomy. Children also gain the many additional benefits associated with rhyming.

 In Alphabet Anatomy, the letters love to share their lives, and their highest aspiration is that each child who meets them will embrace this wondrous journey, and develop a life-long love for not only reading but writing as well.  

Alphabet Anatomy teaches full understanding of the alphabet, that is, the four inter-connected components: 1. Letter shape knowledge or recognition; 2. Letter name knowledge; 3. Letter sound knowledge; 4. Letter writing ability. In addition,  

Alphabet Anatomy utilizes the four core elements which extensive research has proven effectively teach reading and provide a solid and effective foundation for proficient reading in later years: 1. Phonological awareness; 2. Letter identification; 3. Vocabulary development; 4. Recall and retell sentences and stories. Soon to come: Meet The Lower Case Letters  

Meet the Author and Illustrator

Linda Ann Jones

I am a lucky mom to four talented sons and wife to a handsome firefighter. I began writing poetry in 1978 and sold several titles in the scrapbooking market. I wrote Alphabet Anatomy’s rhyming verses in 2002 while helping Branson (my youngest son) perfect his letter skills, but then tucked the verses away in a file cabinet. When I found them again in 2011, Branson had exhibited exceptional artistic talent and I asked him if he could make some drawings. The letters came to life and I created a mock book to bring to the local library for feedback. The librarian praised it, I was encouraged to publish, and Alphabet Anatomy was born.

Branson Jones

Branson Jones is the very artistically talented son of the author who brought Alphabet Anatomy’s capital letters to life with his amazing illustrations. Branson began demonstrating his artistic ability at age 4 when he drew Huey, Dewey, and Louie (Donald Duck’s nephews) on a napkin at the kitchen table. Now 16, Branson still loves drawing — almost as much as he loves skateboarding.  

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