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Lines, Squiggles, Letters, Words

by Ruth Rocha
Illustrated by Madalena Matoso
Translated by Lyn Miller-Lachmann

Published by U.S. edition: Enchanted Lion, 2016
32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59270-208-4


Living in a big city, Pedro is very conscious of signs, which just look like lines and funny squiggles to him. But once he goes to school and starts to learn to read, he begins seeing letters in the signs—first an A, then a D. The change in his perception is gradual, but before long he is able to read whole words on the signs. Flat, boldly colored illustrations show the signs as they look to Pedro throughout the story, so that readers can recognize words and then letters along with Pedro in this original take on learning to read. (Ages 5–8)  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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