Kerri Boccard ; Lorraine Boccard

The Alphabet Dance Contest

Children - Fiction - Ages 4-8

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“The Alphabet Dance Contest” is a book that helps children build on early literacy skills, phonemic awareness, and to learn and recognize the alphabet through vibrant illustrations and enchanting alliterations. The book features all 26 uppercase letters, with their respective lowercase letters hidden in the pictures for kids to explore and find. The intent of this book is a pleasurable and engaging reading experience for children to learn while having fun.

Written by first time authors and mother-daughter duo, Lorraine and Kerri Boccard. Lorraine has 16 years of experience in Early Childhood Education as a Preschool Teacher. Kerri works parttime as an ESL Teacher and as a Freelance Artist. Kerri has illustrated this book along with “The Classroom and The Quarantine: A Story About Coronavirus for Children” by Marin Cleary.

SUMMARY: The Alphabet Dance Contest is today!
“Every letter is dancing and ready for the show! Let’s watch together, here they GO!”
The letters of the alphabet gather to perform special dances. Who will be the best dancer? Who will win the show?
Join the fun in this rhyming journey, with vibrant illustrations showcasing each letter to help build letter recognition and early literacy skills. See if you can spot the lowercase letters hidden on each page and enjoy this wholesome story!

HELPS CHILDREN: Build on early literacy skills and phonemic awareness. Learn the alphabet and enhance letter understanding and recognition.

BONUS ACTIVITY: Children can find the hidden lowercase letter in each illustration and on select pages, identify words or items that start with the same letter. *There is an answer key in the back of the book with each hidden letter’s location*

POSITIVITY: Although a contest, the letters work together to find their missing friend “Z” so they can all dance together in the end of the story. This book provides a sense of unity, friendship and exemplifies that teamwork an important part of life!