Perfect Picture Book Friday – From A To Z With Energy!

Hi Everyone!

What could be better on a spring-showery Friday morning when you’re waiting for the plumber than a bright, beautiful assortment of Perfect Picture Books?

If you answered “NOTHING!” you are Correct and have just earned yourself an all-expense paid trip to the wild flower meadows of the Swiss Alps, along with back-of-the-goat-shed passes to meet the world-famous Heidi in person! (all expenses paid by you 😊)

If you answered “NOTHING! (unless that bright, beautiful assortment of Perfect Picture Books is served with a delicious chocolate snack and chocolate beverage!)” you are Doubly Bonus Correct and have proven that you and I are twins separated at birth! And, in case you’re wondering, that is a prize worth more than all the wild flowers, goats, and Heidis in Switzerland…or the WORLD! 😊

So.  While we wait for the plumber, have a look at my bright, beautiful Perfect Picture Book for today! (and a delicious chocolate snack and beverage 😊)

A to Z

Title: From A To Z With Energy

Written By: Connie Bergstein Dow

Illustrated By: Gareth Llewhellin

Free Spirit Publishing, April 9, 2019, nonfiction

Suitable For Ages: 3-8

Themes/Topics: healthy lifestyle, exercise, movement

Opening: “Time to play and have some fun,
trying new things one by one.
Are you ready? Are you set?
Let’s explore the Alphabet!

Brief Synopsis: Romp through the alphabet with creative movement and play – fun ways to get up and get moving for every letter!

Links To Resources: the back of the book has a huge amount of information on the physical, social and emotional benefits of being active, as well as pages of games and activities you can use at home and in the classroom from Alphabet Footprints to Free Dance!

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Why I Like This Book: This book is so colorful and fun!  It allows kids to practice the alphabet while seeing all the different kinds of active play they can enjoy, by themselves or with siblings or friends.  It promotes a healthy, outdoor lifestyle, showing kids (without ever mentioning electronic alternatives) how much fun there is to be had in active play.  Both the text and the illustrations are engagingly bright, and I really love the diversity represented by this group of energetic children.

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I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 🙂

For the complete list of books with resources, please visit Perfect Picture Books.

PPBF folks, please add your titles and post-specific links (and any other info you feel like filling out 🙂 ) to the form below so we can all come see what fabulous picture books you’ve chosen to share this week!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!!! 🙂


13 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday – From A To Z With Energy!

  1. Ashley Congdon (@AshleyCCongdon) says:

    I love this idea for an alphabet book. My dad being a former physical education, he would approve. Well great!

  2. Sarah Tobias says:

    I have to admit my brain went to science with the title. I like that it’s about physical energy. Kids need to move and play. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wendy says:

    I mentioned Heidi to a kiddo not long ago–and they didn’t know the story! With so many movie remakes, how have they missed that one? I loved the book and movie, and now this new alphabet book you shared.

  4. Jilanne Hoffmann says:

    Brilliant combo of ABCs and movement. Perfect! I was just reading about how books that include movement are HOT right now. In fact, any kind of interactiveness, right? Thanks for featuring, Susanna. I’ll see if I can find this one.

  5. Genevieve Petrillo says:

    Is there anything in there about treat restriction for when you start looking like a giant potato with legs? I hope not. If so, I will not allow Mom to read it! I don’t need that negativity in my life.

    Love and licks,

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