Children: Non fiction
Children - Non fiction
Aimed at 3 to 5 year olds, this book introduces the alphabet and basic numbers and counting through the theme of African wildlife and nature. Fully illustrated throughout, it features several single words to represent each letter from A to Z, and wildlife themes to introduce counting (e.g. six scorpions; ten terrapins, etc.). Colourful scenes of the African bushveld, the coast, night-time and river themes reinforce words encountered earlier in the book and help young children to test their knowledge while learning about the environment. Simple activities follow in which children can identify the animals they have seen, match animals to their shapes, identify animal hides, and learn comparisons.