Reference: Boynton, S. (1983). A is for ANGRY: An animal & adjective alphabet. New York: Workman Publishing.

  • ABC Book

Brief Annotation: The story is an alphabet book that describes a diffrent feeling for each letter that begins with the letter of the alphabet the book is on. Goes from A to Z.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: Kindergarten

Readers who will like this: Students who enjoy ABC books will enjoy reading this book, students who like a shorter book with different meanings on each page will like this book, and students who like books that have animals in it will also like this book.

Rating/Response 1-5: 4, the book is silly and would keep younger children engaged as well as helping them learn their ABCs and remember the order of the letters. This book also has really adorable pictures that I believe younger children would love to look at.

Text Dependent Question: On the S page, what is S for? And what animal is on the page?

Tompkins Strategy: Alphabet Books: Since this book was an alphabet book, this strategy fits well. Students would make their own book by making a scrapbook type book and have pictures that start with each letter on the page. This strategy would focus on writing, and content areas.