Artist Synthia Saint James and Grammy Award winning songwriter Bunny Hull have teamed up to produce an alliterated alphabet treat! The original sing along with a story/activity book combines the ABCs with positive thoughts and self-affirmations, resulting in a unique teaching tool. On the title track, the strength of the recording, Hull’s easily understood voice is accompanied by bouncy rhythms that listeners will remember.
One affirmation is included for each letter of the alphabet, such as “H” for helping, “I” for intelligent and “J” for joy. The reproducible activity book includes corresponding coloring pages, activities and the text of the story, “Adventures in Alphabet City.” The story offers ABC fare in an abundance of alliterated sentences, neatly arranged into alphabetized paragraphs. Librarians, teachers and counselors will appreciate the self-esteem issues presented. A nice addition to story hours, public libraries may want to consider purchasing a copy for their professional collection.
Kristen Martindale, Buford Academy, GA
American Library Journal Review, January 2001
“Hull’s “Alphabet Affirmations” uses music, art and an inventive story to stimulate positive growth in children at an early age. At a time when children are formulating their ideas, attitudes and personal character traits this interactive package has found a simple, straightforward and entertaining way to lay a foundation for not only learning but also developing good mental habits. I highly recommend it!”
Irene P. Ayala, Special Education Attorney