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Official Review: The Alphabet Thief by Susan Chodakiewitz

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Official Review: The Alphabet Thief by Susan Chodakiewitz

Post Number:#1 by ZenaLei7
» 19 Jul 2017, 17:02

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Alphabet Thief" by Susan Chodakiewitz.]

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4 out of 4 stars
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The Alphabet Thief is a children’s picture book written by Susan Chodakiewitz and illustrated by Mosa Tanksley. Words that start from A to Z are gathering at the Annual Word Convention when the first letter of a couple of words are stolen. These words include Love, Elegant, Perfume, Hug, Adventure , Talent, and Beauty. The rest of the words provide commentary on who would steal the letters. As the words try to figure out who stole the letters, Think suggests that unscrambling the stolen letters would help give a clue on the alphabet thief. In the end, the words figure out who stole the letters and are surprised when they find out who the thief is.

The book is about twenty pages long and filled with bright and colorful illustrations. The illustrations went along with the text and provided an accurate representation of the text. I like how each word is uniquely made, and each word is designed to match the definition of the word. For example, Love is designed in a shape of a heart, and Reporter is made to look like a reporter.

This is a great book for parents to read to their kids during bedtime. The book provides a lot of words that can be used to teach kids new words. However, there are a few words that are a little too advanced for kids, like the words “deviating” and “scoundrel”. There were even a few words that I didn’t know, like the word “ schlemiel”. The word schlemiel is defined as an awkward or unlucky person. However, there was a glossary at the end of the book that defined the meaning of a couple of words.

This book also teaches a lesson on being proud of who you are and provides a good example that everyone is different. It also teaches a lesson about forgiving those who have wronged you and apologizing to those who you have hurt. This book also provides a small grammar lesson on the importance of the word “a”.

Overall, I would rate this book a 4 out of 4 stars. I enjoyed reading the story and looking at the vivid illustrations. I was also able to learn a few unusual words that I never knew existed. I also like how the book taught a lesson at the end. I recommend this book to kids from three to eleven years old, provided that they have someone to explain the meaning of some of the words.

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Re: Official Review: The Alphabet Thief by Susan Chodakiewit

Post Number:#2 by bookiegalke
» 27 Jul 2017, 01:53

Books belonging to the children genre interest me and this one wouldn't be an exception.good review

-- 27 Jul 2017, 01:54 --

Books belonging to the children genre interest me and this one wouldn't be an exception.good review

-- 27 Jul 2017, 01:55 --

Books belonging to the children genre interest me and this one wouldn't be an exception.good review

-- 27 Jul 2017, 01:56 --

Books belonging to the children genre interest me and this one wouldn't be an exception.good review
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Re: Official Review: The Alphabet Thief by Susan Chodakiewit

Post Number:#3 by ZenaLei7
» 27 Jul 2017, 02:48

bookiegalke wrote:Books belonging to the children genre interest me and this one wouldn't be an exception.good review


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Post Number:#4 by Kelebogile Mbangi
» 27 Jul 2017, 02:58

Super cute! Oh my gosh, I'm an adult but I wanna read this and get down to the mystery of who stole the book! I'm glad you enjoyed this book Zena! Thanks for the great review! :)
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Post Number:#5 by 0719672189
» 27 Jul 2017, 03:56

I love children books they are always interesting with great pictures.sounds like a great educational book.great review
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Post Number:#6 by kandscreeley
» 27 Jul 2017, 07:22

That's a really cute and unique idea! Sounds like a great book for kids. I love that the illustrations are good too. Always important in a children's book!
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Re: Official Review: The Alphabet Thief by Susan Chodakiewit

Post Number:#7 by ZenaLei7
» 27 Jul 2017, 09:12

Kelebogile Mbangi wrote:Super cute! Oh my gosh, I'm an adult but I wanna read this and get down to the mystery of who stole the book! I'm glad you enjoyed this book Zena! Thanks for the great review! :)


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Post Number:#8 by LadyClaire
» 27 Jul 2017, 16:42

Thank you so much for the review, ZenaLei. It's really informative. I want to read the book already.
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Post Number:#9 by Afuglsan
» 27 Jul 2017, 18:05

This book sounds soooo cute! I also love it when children's books have large and obscure words in them. I think they make excellent learning opportunities. I also love that there is a thinking element with the scrambled letters. I'd love to read this book.
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Re: Official Review: The Alphabet Thief by Susan Chodakiewit

Post Number:#10 by ZenaLei7
» 27 Jul 2017, 18:23

Afuglsan wrote:This book sounds soooo cute! I also love it when children's books have large and obscure words in them. I think they make excellent learning opportunities. I also love that there is a thinking element with the scrambled letters. I'd love to read this book.


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Post Number:#11 by Ama Idim
» 28 Jul 2017, 04:31

Nice review, I'll like to read it
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Post Number:#12 by Amagine
» 28 Jul 2017, 05:37

This sounds like such a fun read for children! It's also a book they can learn from because it teaches them their letters and they even learn new words as well!

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Post Number:#13 by Penny Lee
» 28 Jul 2017, 12:17

This children's alphabet book sounds like it would be great for teaching new vocabulary to older kids. Thanks for the informative review.
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Post Number:#14 by JCasia
» 30 Jul 2017, 07:59

this is really nice and utmost educational.. i myself dont even know such words existed, thank you for the fruitful review. i will be recommending this book..
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Re: Official Review: The Alphabet Thief by Susan Chodakiewit

Post Number:#15 by ZenaLei7
» 30 Jul 2017, 08:17

JCasia wrote:this is really nice and utmost educational.. i myself dont even know such words existed, thank you for the fruitful review. i will be recommending this book..


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