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Alpha Bravo Charlie: The Military Alphabet
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Alpha Bravo Charlie: The Military Alphabet

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Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Author: Chris L. Demarest

List Price: Hardcover: $16.95

Ages: 9-11 Years

Reviewed By: Rena Arlen

 
Now here's an ABC book with a twist!

If your child has ever wondered about the words the military uses instead of letters, alpha for `A' for example, or if he's ever asked about the signal flags flown on ships, Alpha Bravo Charlie will make answering his questions a lot easier.

The artwork is lovely, reminiscent of children's books from the 1940s, which is entirely appropriate to the military theme. Each page offers up one of the standard alphabet's 26 letters, in both upper and lower case, accompanied by its word from the fascinating International Communications Alphabet, which is the alphabet the military uses, and the equivalent signal flag. At the bottom of each page you will also find an appropriate sentence. For example, on the "Alpha Aa" page, you'll read, "An A-4 Skyhawk catches an arresting cable as it lands atop an aircraft carrier."

The author has included notes at the back of the book that explain both alphabets. This background information, with what they will have already read, is interesting enough that it just might lead your young explorers to seek out even more!
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Rena Arlen
As far as Rena Arlen is concerned, homeschool is the best option and home her favorite place to be.
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