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Title: A is for Salad
Author: Mike Lester
Publisher: Published March 20th 2000 by Grosset & Dunlap
ISBN: 9780399233883
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4.6 out of 5

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A is for apple, B is for ball, C is for cat... but not in this wacky alphabet book! In author/artist Mike Lester's slightly warped world, A is for salad, B is for Viking, and C is for hot dog. What's that all about, you may ask? It's a fun way for kids to learn as they figure out what each alphabet letter actually stands for. A is for alligator, shown on the page eating a A is for apple, B is for ball, C is for cat... but not in this wacky alphabet book! In author/artist Mike Lester's slightly warped world, A is for salad, B is for Viking, and C is for hot dog. What's that all about, you may ask? It's a fun way for kids to learn as they figure out what each alphabet letter actually stands for. A is for alligator, shown on the page eating a healthy salad. B is for beaver, wearing a very handsome Viking helmet. C is for cat, pictured munching on a foot-long hot dog.

30 review for A is for Salad

  1. 4 out of 5

    Seth Abernethy

    This wacky alphabet book is certainly a unique find. The idea of mismatching letters with words, and representing the letters with illustrations is very clever of Lester. I like this book because it's different, and I appreciate uniqueness, of course, but specifically in this case I appreciate uniqueness in alphabet books. The traditional "A is for Apple" format has been played out far too much. Kids don't need that anymore, that time has passed. I enjoy "Salad" because it challenges the readers This wacky alphabet book is certainly a unique find. The idea of mismatching letters with words, and representing the letters with illustrations is very clever of Lester. I like this book because it's different, and I appreciate uniqueness, of course, but specifically in this case I appreciate uniqueness in alphabet books. The traditional "A is for Apple" format has been played out far too much. Kids don't need that anymore, that time has passed. I enjoy "Salad" because it challenges the readers, and kids need to be challenged when they're learning - they want to be challenged when they're learning. "A is for Apple" doesn't really teach the kids anything, it doesn't imbue the actual representation of the letter. They can tell you A is for Apple, but depending on the reading level, they might not be able to tell you that A is also for Airplane, because they were too bored to associate. "Salad" is entertaining, and something of a hidden object game for early readers learning their alphabet. Just an impressive concept all around, and something unusual that kids can easily get into.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Tasneem Zafer

    THEEEE CUTEST HILARIOUSLY FUN alphabet children's book I have ever read in my whole 21 years 11 months 14 days!!! You'll never get board reading it and hey!! you'll even use your brains to figure out what does each letter really stand for? Beautifully genius illustrations! ذكرني بنفسي عندما كنت في الرابعة نلعب لعبة تخمين الكلمة في الطريق من جنوب جدة باتجاه المنزل في أقصى الشمال! طلبت من والديّ تخمين كلمة تبدأ بحرف اللام.. استمروا في تخمين كل الكلمات التي تخطر على البال لأكثر من نصف ساعة حتتتتى است THEEEE CUTEST HILARIOUSLY FUN alphabet children's book I have ever read in my whole 21 years 11 months 14 days!!! You'll never get board reading it and hey!! you'll even use your brains to figure out what does each letter really stand for? Beautifully genius illustrations! ذكرني بنفسي عندما كنت في الرابعة نلعب لعبة تخمين الكلمة في الطريق من جنوب جدة باتجاه المنزل في أقصى الشمال! طلبت من والديّ تخمين كلمة تبدأ بحرف اللام.. استمروا في تخمين كل الكلمات التي تخطر على البال لأكثر من نصف ساعة حتتتتى استسلموا وطلبوا مني أخبارهم بالكلمة "السحرية" التي لم ولننن يستطيع أحد منهم تخمينها! أجبت بثقة "عمياء" ونبرة استهزاء بقدراتهم التخمينية السطحية والبسيطة... (لااام قهوة) !!! أظن بأنها المرة الأخيرة التي سمحوا لي فيها بقيادة اللعبة P; شكررررا مكثثف هدى للسماح لي باستلام الكتب من منزلك وتفحصها في طريق الجامعة! وشكررررا مكثثثثف د نجود للسماح لي بمشاركتك بهجة تفحص الكتب الجديدة عند وصولها.. وسرقة ثلاثة منها!! كم أحبببكم! :*

  3. 4 out of 5

    Michaila

    A cute book, but I would NOT use it for teaching kids the alphabet. The kids I know take things very literally, and if I told them to "forget X and Y, never use them" they probably would. And what if I was reading to kids named Xavier and Tyler or something? I should tell them that the letters in their name don't matter? As an adult, I find this bit hilarious; it's my favorite part of the book, but I don't know if every kid will understand the sarcastic humor of this book. I know I certainly woul A cute book, but I would NOT use it for teaching kids the alphabet. The kids I know take things very literally, and if I told them to "forget X and Y, never use them" they probably would. And what if I was reading to kids named Xavier and Tyler or something? I should tell them that the letters in their name don't matter? As an adult, I find this bit hilarious; it's my favorite part of the book, but I don't know if every kid will understand the sarcastic humor of this book. I know I certainly wouldn't have at that age.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Slytano

    I'm always surprised when I find an outstanding letter book. It's got to be tough for authors that try so hard to write a great book, only to get upstaged by a book about the alphabet.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sara Stelmach

    “A is for Salad” by Mike Lester is a hilarious picture book which kids would love if they were strong readers. This is because the author ironically states incorrect first letters of words for each letter in the alphabet. For example he states A is for salad and B is for viking. This would be a very funny book to read aloud especially because children would probably respond “NOOOOO” after each incorrect letter and noun were said out loud. However, I am not sure I would use this in the classroom “A is for Salad” by Mike Lester is a hilarious picture book which kids would love if they were strong readers. This is because the author ironically states incorrect first letters of words for each letter in the alphabet. For example he states A is for salad and B is for viking. This would be a very funny book to read aloud especially because children would probably respond “NOOOOO” after each incorrect letter and noun were said out loud. However, I am not sure I would use this in the classroom because it may be confusing for beginners and too simple for advanced readers. I really enjoyed the illustrations and thought it was a perfect example how the pictures have to tell the story of the book, not the words. In each wrong letter paired with a noun there was something in the picture that started with the correct letter. For example on the C is for hot dog page there is a cat eating a hot dog. The illustrations were detailed and were thought out very well. I think this concept is awesome, but would need a reader to really pay attention to the pictures. The age group I’d recommend this book to would be advanced preschoolers!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Hayden Delgado

    A is for salad is a great alphabet learning book for kids learning not only their alphabets or how to read, but also their identification and matching skills. Instead of this book telling the readers what each letter stands for, it throws you off giving you the letter of the alphabet that goes with the animal on the page. For example, the first page says, A is for salad. But what it really should say is A is for the Alligator eating the salad! Another example is that it said, C is for hotdog, wh A is for salad is a great alphabet learning book for kids learning not only their alphabets or how to read, but also their identification and matching skills. Instead of this book telling the readers what each letter stands for, it throws you off giving you the letter of the alphabet that goes with the animal on the page. For example, the first page says, A is for salad. But what it really should say is A is for the Alligator eating the salad! Another example is that it said, C is for hotdog, when really, C is for the Cat that is eating the hotdog! I thought the author did a good job at putting a twist on an abc book like this since all of the other ones are so similar to each other. This book by looking at it would be good for preschoolers but it would also be good for kindergarteners since they're is some thinking involved with it. I liked that this book had a theme going on, which was that each page was a different animal. Instead of it being all over the place, it was put in an organized way so the reader can really understand what each letter stands for. I gave this book 5 stars because I really enjoyed reading the story and I believe children will as well.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Angie

    For the right age, this is an excellent alphabet book. I read this with my almost-5-year olds, and they were able to get the humor because they already know the sounds of the alphabet letters. Because of that, they got the whimsy and caught the joke on each page. Some of the misappropriations had them rolling with belly laughs, so it was a fun read-aloud. They loved coming up with the TRUE word the letter stood for in each picture, which at times was challenging (they haven’t learned what a narw For the right age, this is an excellent alphabet book. I read this with my almost-5-year olds, and they were able to get the humor because they already know the sounds of the alphabet letters. Because of that, they got the whimsy and caught the joke on each page. Some of the misappropriations had them rolling with belly laughs, so it was a fun read-aloud. They loved coming up with the TRUE word the letter stood for in each picture, which at times was challenging (they haven’t learned what a narwhal is yet), but always a good review for them.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Lacey

    The illustrations were cute but this isn't a book that I would read again to my daughter who is just learning her alphabet. Sorry just wasn't into it or think it was very cute for a beginner in the alphabet. Maybe for those who already know it but not beginners.

  9. 4 out of 5

    David

    A is for Salad by Mike Lester is a funny, clever twist on alphabet books. Lester presents the alphabet with the right animal but the wrong noun for each letter. Most letters of the alphabet show the letter as a Capital in color followed by "is for" and an incorrect noun that an animal is interacting with. The incorrect noun is in bold. An appendix on the back endpapers explains what all the letters (except X and Y) really stand for. Lester uses intricate woodcut-like illustrations showing comicall A is for Salad by Mike Lester is a funny, clever twist on alphabet books. Lester presents the alphabet with the right animal but the wrong noun for each letter. Most letters of the alphabet show the letter as a Capital in color followed by "is for" and an incorrect noun that an animal is interacting with. The incorrect noun is in bold. An appendix on the back endpapers explains what all the letters (except X and Y) really stand for. Lester uses intricate woodcut-like illustrations showing comically drawn animals. The illustrations are laugh-out loud funny. The book starts with "A is for salad" (with an aligator eating a salad) and ends with "And Z is for ... The End." with a zebra's rear end featured! In between are "E is for pajamas" featuring an elephant wearing tight pj's with his tail sticking out the back flap, "O is for bow ties" featuring an ostrich wearing four bow ties sticking his head in and out of two holes, and "X and Y are NOT important lettters. Never use them." featuring two garbage men carrying the offending letters in trash cans to their smelly truck, where your can see a xylophone and yo-yo sticking out the back. This clever book should be a read-aloud hit. While it could confuse some trying to learn their ABC's, this should provide fun for those who know their ABC's but need a fresh approach or some good laughs. I recommend this for school and public library collections. First time readers could guess what animal will represent the next letter. For ages 4 to 7, alphabet, animals, humor, read-aloud, and fans of Mike Lester.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jim Erekson

    I hadn't seen a good parody in a long time when I grabbed this book a few years ago. It reminded me of John Lennon's ABC, which I found in January 1995 in the old NCSA Mosaic days--one of the first things that made me believe in the internet! A is for Parrot which we can plainly see. B is for glasses which we can plainly see. C is for plastic which we can plainly see D is for Doris E is for binoculars 9 1/4 get it in five F is for Ethel who lives next door G is for Orange which we love to eat when we I hadn't seen a good parody in a long time when I grabbed this book a few years ago. It reminded me of John Lennon's ABC, which I found in January 1995 in the old NCSA Mosaic days--one of the first things that made me believe in the internet! A is for Parrot which we can plainly see. B is for glasses which we can plainly see. C is for plastic which we can plainly see D is for Doris E is for binoculars 9 1/4 get it in five F is for Ethel who lives next door G is for Orange which we love to eat when we can get them because they came from abroad. H is for England and (Heather) I is for monkey we see in the tree J is for parrot which we can plainly see. K is for shoe, top we wear to the ball L is for Lana because brum M is for Venezuela where the oranges came from N is for Brazil near Venezuela (very near) O is for football which we luck about a bit T is for Tommy who won the war. Q is a garden which we can plainly see. K is for intestines which hurt when we dance S is for pancake or whole wheat bread. U is for Ethal who lives on the hill P is arals and her sister will. V is for we W is for lighter which never lights X is easter - have one yourself Y is a crooked letter and you can't straighten it. Z is for Apple which we can plainly see. This is my story both humble and true take it to pieces and mend it with glue. John Lennon 1969. Feb. ________________________________________ (This version came from an old issue of Merseybeat magazine, and is different from the one you can find on the New Yorker web site.)

  11. 5 out of 5

    Emma Hoyer

    Literature Requirement: **Picture Book #4: Postmodern Storybook** This book is very clever in its teaching method. A is obviously not for salad, but this book challenges students who may be young and just learning the alphabet. As each letter is presented, there is wrong information but a right picture. This would be a great book for an interactive read-aloud, or even shared reading. A discussion could be had about what each letter is actually for on the page, because there is an answer to that q Literature Requirement: **Picture Book #4: Postmodern Storybook** This book is very clever in its teaching method. A is obviously not for salad, but this book challenges students who may be young and just learning the alphabet. As each letter is presented, there is wrong information but a right picture. This would be a great book for an interactive read-aloud, or even shared reading. A discussion could be had about what each letter is actually for on the page, because there is an answer to that question on every page! At the very end, there are two pages of correct letter identification, except for poor X and Y (never use them)! I didn’t know what to expect when I first found this book and read the description. I thought it would be wacky, and I was definitely right! However, this book is wacky in the best of ways, and it actually strikes me as more of a clever adaptation to a traditional alphabet book. Technically, this book is a postmodern storybook, and it’s easy to see why. The pictures are silly and the animals are very easy to identify. I loved the letter Q (but I won’t tell you why! You’ll just have to get this book for yourself and find out!). I can just imagine kids shouting when that page comes up! I bought this book, and I’m proud to say that I don’t regret my decision! This book would most benefit preschool and kindergarten students. I would definitely lend this to anyone who would want to enjoy the book for themselves or use for their students/children. I will be keeping this around to use with my children one day, that’s for sure!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Los Gatos Library

    This is an alphabet book for readers who know their stuff. A is for salad? I can almost hear the chorus of "NOOOOO!" coming from a preschool storytime group. A isn't for salad. However, there is an alligator holding a bowl of salad in the corresponding picture. Savvy listeners will appreciate the goofy humor of Lester's book, where "B is for Viking," and, my favorites, "X and Y are not important letters. Never use them." This is best for the kids at the top of our age range, probably 4 year olds This is an alphabet book for readers who know their stuff. A is for salad? I can almost hear the chorus of "NOOOOO!" coming from a preschool storytime group. A isn't for salad. However, there is an alligator holding a bowl of salad in the corresponding picture. Savvy listeners will appreciate the goofy humor of Lester's book, where "B is for Viking," and, my favorites, "X and Y are not important letters. Never use them." This is best for the kids at the top of our age range, probably 4 year olds. They would need to be old enough to appreciate the joke that is the whole layout of this book, and to know slightly more obscure animals like beavers, iguanas, and narwhals. Luckily, Lester includes an endpage that explains the joke, if readers haven't caught on beforehand. The illustrations are appropriately funky, the "A" on the cover is wiggling, as though it can't even sit still for you to start the book. The illustrations are cartoonish, with bold black outlines, and the animals all seem a little risque, as though you wouldn't soon find them in a "proper" alphabet book. This would slide right into any alphabet themed storytime, or it would go well with any book where the audience has to correct the reader (for instance, I might pair it with Don't Forget the Bacon, by Pat Hutchins.) With four year olds, a possible project idea would be to have them make their own A is for Salad letter page, picking a letter and thinking of things that don't start with that letter.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Scott Volz

    Mike Lester's A is for Salad puts an interesting twist on the alphabet book. The critters depicted in the book (alligator, beaver, etc.) follow the normal progression of letters, but the action they are involved in what the letter is "for" (i.e. the alligator is eating salad, so "A" is for "salad"). The actual names of all the featured creatures are given on the endpapers at the back of the book. I thought Lester's artwork (cartoon) was fun--he does a good job drawing action--but overall I though Mike Lester's A is for Salad puts an interesting twist on the alphabet book. The critters depicted in the book (alligator, beaver, etc.) follow the normal progression of letters, but the action they are involved in what the letter is "for" (i.e. the alligator is eating salad, so "A" is for "salad"). The actual names of all the featured creatures are given on the endpapers at the back of the book. I thought Lester's artwork (cartoon) was fun--he does a good job drawing action--but overall I thought the concept was a bit limited. Perhaps the silliness has more staying power with the target audience of beginning readers, but I was tired of it midway through. I read one review that described the book as "an advanced lesson for kids who have a good handle on the alphabet but you want to make sure they understand and aren't doing it by rote." This definitely seems true, but without proper selection this book could easily be picked up by a child not so advanced in alphabet knowledge--and it'd be thoroughly confusing!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Anne Catesby

    A Is for Salad by Mike Lester is one of the cutest books that I have read in a long time. I loved the pictures and I loved the story that went along with it. Even though this is a simple book and for children really of any age I was a little confused at first. It took me a minute or two to realize how the letters of the alphabet, the pictures, and the other words all worked together. However, once I figured it out I could not stop laughing. I would love to have a book like this in my classroom a A Is for Salad by Mike Lester is one of the cutest books that I have read in a long time. I loved the pictures and I loved the story that went along with it. Even though this is a simple book and for children really of any age I was a little confused at first. It took me a minute or two to realize how the letters of the alphabet, the pictures, and the other words all worked together. However, once I figured it out I could not stop laughing. I would love to have a book like this in my classroom and I would read it every year to my students. I feel that they would all enjoy it and would find the pictures and the story as a whole very funny. I would recommend this book to anyone and I would love to look into other Mike Lester books. This is one of the first books I enjoyed reading with an author who was both the illustrator and the author. I felt that his drawings really got the point across that he was trying to make.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Erin Prosser

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I instantly picked this book up because i saw "A is for salad". say what? salad starts with S!! so i was instantly wanting to crack it open and see what was going on. "A is for Salad" is a letter book that goes through all of the letters in the Alphabet. but heres the twist, the letters dont match the words on the page! only the pictures. making this a great book to read to your students in preschool, where they enjoy looking at the pictures because the pictures match the letter, and the animals I instantly picked this book up because i saw "A is for salad". say what? salad starts with S!! so i was instantly wanting to crack it open and see what was going on. "A is for Salad" is a letter book that goes through all of the letters in the Alphabet. but heres the twist, the letters dont match the words on the page! only the pictures. making this a great book to read to your students in preschool, where they enjoy looking at the pictures because the pictures match the letter, and the animals in the picture are doing what the word says! This happens throughout the book. I would recommend this book to teachers who want to be hands on and interactive with their students because you can say "is A really for salad? No! what is it for? Allegator,right!!" and you can do this through out the whole book.it is a great learning tool!!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Connie

    This is a HILARIOUS little book for kids who already know the tired old, tried-and-true routine of A is for alligator, B is for bird, C is for cat, D is for dog. (Actually, in this book B is for a VIKING who also happens to be a beaver, but that's beside the point.) Each letter shows the actual correct animal demonstrating the wrong noun. My favorites have to be "I can't figure out what Q is for, can you?" when the picture shows several signs pointing "Look, it's a quail!" and "X and Y are not im This is a HILARIOUS little book for kids who already know the tired old, tried-and-true routine of A is for alligator, B is for bird, C is for cat, D is for dog. (Actually, in this book B is for a VIKING who also happens to be a beaver, but that's beside the point.) Each letter shows the actual correct animal demonstrating the wrong noun. My favorites have to be "I can't figure out what Q is for, can you?" when the picture shows several signs pointing "Look, it's a quail!" and "X and Y are not important letters. Never use them" with a xylophone and a yo-yo poking out of a garbage truck. Though T is for Polka-dotted Underpants is sure to get a laugh from kids who know not to talk about underpants! I adore this book muchly, and for the younger or more literal children there's a neat appendix explaining what all the letters (excepting X and Y, oddly) REALLY stand for.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    Any book that makes me snort AND laugh so hard I cry is worthy of 5 stars in my opinion. We all know the traditional format for ABC books. But Mike Lester turns that format on its head and makes each letter represent something not even close to that letter... A is for salad... because the ALLIGATOR that the letter is supposed to represent is eating a salad. If it were not for the hilarious illustrations, this book would surely fail, but Mike Lester succeeds 100% in the humor department. I'm alre Any book that makes me snort AND laugh so hard I cry is worthy of 5 stars in my opinion. We all know the traditional format for ABC books. But Mike Lester turns that format on its head and makes each letter represent something not even close to that letter... A is for salad... because the ALLIGATOR that the letter is supposed to represent is eating a salad. If it were not for the hilarious illustrations, this book would surely fail, but Mike Lester succeeds 100% in the humor department. I'm already thinking of ways I could use this book with my 6th graders. You know how there's a whole genre of books now considered fractured fairy tales? I'm thinking it won't be long before we have a genre of books called "fractured ABC books" given this and the most recent Z is for Moose.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Allison

    This was my second time reading through this interesting book! At first, it took me a few minutes to figure out what was going on. The letter on the page does not represent the word that is being said. For example on the cover, A is not for salad, but A is for alligator. The alligator is the animal that is pictured on the cover. This continues throughout the entire alphabet. I think it is very clever and a good way to get a kids brain to get thinking. I would recommend this in classrooms for chi This was my second time reading through this interesting book! At first, it took me a few minutes to figure out what was going on. The letter on the page does not represent the word that is being said. For example on the cover, A is not for salad, but A is for alligator. The alligator is the animal that is pictured on the cover. This continues throughout the entire alphabet. I think it is very clever and a good way to get a kids brain to get thinking. I would recommend this in classrooms for children who are a little bit older but not too long. This will allow them to better understand this book. It was not very complex, but it took me a few minutes to understand the point of the book. Overall, I think that it was a cute book and I enjoyed reading through it a second time.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kaylee

    I loved all of the illustrations throughout the book and the broad use of color. All of the illustrations matched perfectly to the writing and are sure to make the reader laugh (especially if you read it to a younger child or class). It was a very cute idea, but younger children may be a bit confused since they're probably used to reading the typical "A is for apple, B is for boy" type of book. This should be read with an adult there to explain if the child is confused, and would be the perfect I loved all of the illustrations throughout the book and the broad use of color. All of the illustrations matched perfectly to the writing and are sure to make the reader laugh (especially if you read it to a younger child or class). It was a very cute idea, but younger children may be a bit confused since they're probably used to reading the typical "A is for apple, B is for boy" type of book. This should be read with an adult there to explain if the child is confused, and would be the perfect book for children who are tired of the same ABC books over and over again. It is very clever and funny and would be great for kids who know the alphabet but want to put a little twist to it! Also, it may be fun to make a guessing game out of it to guess which animal will be next!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Rutledge

    "A is for Salad" is a rather wacky and abstract take on your regular ABC or alphabet book. The text of the book is quite confusing in itself, but requires the reader to analyze each picture to find exactly what the letter stands for. Because of this, the book is unique and creates an "Ispy" or scavenger hunt for the young reader. However, I feel that some young readers may become confused with the hidden meaning and quite possibly get their letters mixed up. It is a good read aloud for the chil "A is for Salad" is a rather wacky and abstract take on your regular ABC or alphabet book. The text of the book is quite confusing in itself, but requires the reader to analyze each picture to find exactly what the letter stands for. Because of this, the book is unique and creates an "Ispy" or scavenger hunt for the young reader. However, I feel that some young readers may become confused with the hidden meaning and quite possibly get their letters mixed up. It is a good read aloud for the child who already knows their alphabet- but be careful not to use this book when trying to actually teach the alphabet to children.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    My littles picked this up at a library sale and I okayed it without looking through it. We read it later at home and oh my, is this funny! It's not your typical alphabet book because each letter gives you a word that doesn't start with that letter - it's the animal pictured that starts with the letter. So A is for Salad and you have an Alligator eating a salad. We loved this clever play on words and had a fun time guessing the animals. I think this would really only work with kids who had a pret My littles picked this up at a library sale and I okayed it without looking through it. We read it later at home and oh my, is this funny! It's not your typical alphabet book because each letter gives you a word that doesn't start with that letter - it's the animal pictured that starts with the letter. So A is for Salad and you have an Alligator eating a salad. We loved this clever play on words and had a fun time guessing the animals. I think this would really only work with kids who had a pretty good grasp on the alphabet, otherwise they might get really confused. A fun book to read for a giggle; even the older boys enjoyed it.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Maria

    A is for salad is a delightful alphabet book for children and parents looking for a laugh and some time to think about the alphabet. In this book, each letter is represented in the picture and the reader has to hunt for it. For example the alligator is eating the salad... Why I started this book: Found it in the catalog while I was searching for Story Time books. Why I finished it: I think that my favorite page was L is for hair dryer and M is for cowboy boots. I can't wait to share this with the A is for salad is a delightful alphabet book for children and parents looking for a laugh and some time to think about the alphabet. In this book, each letter is represented in the picture and the reader has to hunt for it. For example the alligator is eating the salad... Why I started this book: Found it in the catalog while I was searching for Story Time books. Why I finished it: I think that my favorite page was L is for hair dryer and M is for cowboy boots. I can't wait to share this with the kids.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Katlyn Zimmerle

    This books allows you to really assess what your students association with letters and their knowledge to connect beginning sounds and letters to words. The story is basically an alphabet book except the pictures and words don't match up like you would think. A is for salad shows an alligator eating a salad on the first page however the words say "A is for salad". We want to make sure students are reading the words then looking at the pictures for context clues. (We know alligator starts with an This books allows you to really assess what your students association with letters and their knowledge to connect beginning sounds and letters to words. The story is basically an alphabet book except the pictures and words don't match up like you would think. A is for salad shows an alligator eating a salad on the first page however the words say "A is for salad". We want to make sure students are reading the words then looking at the pictures for context clues. (We know alligator starts with an A, and we want to make sure students know that but also can read the words).

  24. 4 out of 5

    jacky

    This is a great read aloud book. For each letter of the alphabet, there is an animal that starts with that letter, but the animal says that something else that's silly starts with the letter instead. So the alligator says A is for salad. Then, at story time, all the kids got to go, "No!" A fun change of pace for an alphabet book. Because of this, its not for very little ones just learning the alphabet or they might get confused; its for older kids who will get the joke for enough of the letters This is a great read aloud book. For each letter of the alphabet, there is an animal that starts with that letter, but the animal says that something else that's silly starts with the letter instead. So the alligator says A is for salad. Then, at story time, all the kids got to go, "No!" A fun change of pace for an alphabet book. Because of this, its not for very little ones just learning the alphabet or they might get confused; its for older kids who will get the joke for enough of the letters to see the pattern.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Ashburn

    Loved this book! Great childrens book with good phonics added in. This would be a good read aloud book as well. I love that it goes through the alphabet but students will realize that the letters do not match up with what they say it is. I love that the animal in the illustration begins with the same letter that is being talked about. This make things very fun for students. This would need to be read to a student that knew their letters and the sounds each made for it to be completely enjoyed. G Loved this book! Great childrens book with good phonics added in. This would be a good read aloud book as well. I love that it goes through the alphabet but students will realize that the letters do not match up with what they say it is. I love that the animal in the illustration begins with the same letter that is being talked about. This make things very fun for students. This would need to be read to a student that knew their letters and the sounds each made for it to be completely enjoyed. Great read!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kamaie Clark

    This book is really cool and may confuse with the title, but as they read the book they will see that A is for Alligator who is eating a salad. The illustration will add to the fun of the book and children will enjoy each page as it reveal a alternate way to teach the alphabet. This book can be used in the classroom buy asking student to choose one letter and drawing pictures to mimick their own version of A is for salad.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Scott Mescher

    A is for Salad by Mike Lester is a very unique twist on an 'ABC picture book". Instead of creating simple pages like "A is for Apple", Lester makes the animal on the page alphabet friendly while the noun written on the page is something completely different. By doing this, Lester helps kids conceptualize their ABC's instead of simply memorizing them. This book proves to be a fun way to get children to learn. I rate it 4/5 stars.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lora Hall

    "A is for Salad" is an excellent book for teaching children the alphabet. I feel that it is a great book because it presents children with various references to a single letter within the alphabet. The title "A is for Salad" is titled as such because the letter A is referenced with a picture of an alligator eating salad. I feel that this humorous approach to the alphabet will stick in a child's memory for years to come.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Abby

    A is for Salad is a fun twist on the traditional alphabet book. The text on each page says something silly, like "A is for salad." Is "A" really for salad? No. So kids must look at the picture and figure out that A is really for Alligator. It's a great way to include the reader in the creativity of the story. The illustrations look like hand-colored woodblock prints, and each page has a fun, adorable animal character. It's a great, fun alphabet book.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Paul Hankins

    Mike Lester is delightful (have you seen THE BUTT BOOK?). Here is a twist on the classic "A is for _______" approach to alphabet books. Charming and funny illustrations invite younger readers to fix Lester's mistakes as the animals actually interact with (sometimes wear) what that letter actually stands for. . . This one was recommended to me by a friend. I am so thankful for the community of readers with whom I interact on a daily basis for recommendations like one!

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