ABC for Me: ABC Everyday Heroes Like Me
A celebration of heroes, from A to Z!
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 06 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 15 Jul 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – Walter Foster, Walter Foster Jr
There are heroes everywhere! With this fun approach to learning the alphabet, kids can learn how to spot the hidden superheroes all around us. This board book from Walter Foster Jr encourages young kids to see the hero in everyday people (and even themselves!) by presenting a colorful variety of heroic behaviors, talents, and career paths. Talented illustrator Jessie Ford of Sugar Snap Studio artfully pairs the letters of the alphabet with vibrant, eye-catching illustrations that paint an inspiring picture for budding heroes everywhere.
ABC Everyday Heroes Like Me depicts a diverse mix of inspirational people in both traditional and nontraditional heroic roles. Each page introduces a letter of the alphabet with bright artwork and highlights a hero who is relatable, inspiring, and makes a big impact in their own way. These 26 everyday heroes show just some of the ways kids can become heroes too! Twelve heroes, including the Artist, Community Organizer, Judge, and Youth Advocate, have special profiles at the end of the book. These profiles shine a spotlight some everyday heroes who ended up becoming famous for their efforts.
A boldly illustrated, fun family read, ABC Everyday Heroes Like Me is a great way for parents to introduce their small children to the bright futures before them. Kids can dream big and do anything!
With endearing illustrations and mindful concepts, the ABC for Me series pairs each letter of the alphabet with words that promote big dreams and healthy living. Explore even more possibilities with Sugar Snap Studio through these other four ABC for Me board books: ABC What Can She Be? (2018)ABC What Can He Be? (2019)ABC What Can I Be? (2020)ABC Let’s Celebrate You & Me (2021)
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Average rating from 19 members
I LOVE THIS BOOK! I have already purchased this book for many of my friends kids. I love that the choices for the alphabet are not the typical jobs you would think of. I would never choose Tow Truck Driver for t or Home Builder for h. I think it is a wonderful book. I also love the pictures and colors chosen in the book. Excellent job! 5 stars are not enough!
This title helps children to think of those who are heroes in quiet ways. For example, B is for Best Friend, so important yet often unsung. Each illustration is accompanied by a short text about what makes that person heroic. So, for the best friend above, one thing that is noted is acceptance of who we are by our friends. Several other letter heroes are G for Gardener, L for Librarian, and R for Railway Engineer , 26 in all (of course). At the end of the book, there is one person featured for each letter. For example, the librarian is Beverly Cleary. This engaging title offers little ones the chance to become acquainted with many everyday heroes. I hope that they will be inspired. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.
A wonderful short book including examples of occupations (and some non-occupations) that are not always seen in these types of books. Normally these books include only high-profile jobs, but it was a nice change to see some everyday occupations to present to children as important - not only doctors, astronauts, and musicians we see in similar titles.
This was so super cute. I will even forgive the slightly confusing for the target audience use of the second letter of a word (Q is for eQual rights activist, and X is for eXplorer - even though X-ray tech was on the table). The art was fantastic and very inclusive. I recognized some familiar faces on many of the pages. Overall, my toddlers enjoyed reading this with me and I loved it.
I received a free digital ARC through NetGalley. This is a great diverse list of everyday heroes with some nods to ionic ones. I love that Beverly Cleary was included.
This bright, colourful book full or bold illustrations encourages children to recognised the heroic qualities in those around them, in a fun way, using all the letters of the alphabet. This is a lovely book and I love it inclusion of unsung heroes and equal rights activists. I think children will enjoy going through the pages, with their delightful illustrations and become familiar with the hero each letter represents. It ends with an open, double page spread of famous everyday heros who the children may recognise, alongside a short caption explain what it is that makes them the hero they are recognised for. This book is great in supporting little ones personal. social and emotional development (PSED), encouraging kindness and compassion, and with supporting their understanding of the world around them. A fab addition to any child’s bookshelf! ** I received an advanced copy of this ebook to read and review. Thank you NetGalley, the author and publisher for allowing me this opportunity. **
This was adorable. I loved the bright illustrations, and all of the different professions that were highlighted, especially ones that don’t seem like they would make a huge difference.
This is a very useful picture book teaching children about all the different jobs people do in their local area. The book is in an A to Z format and includes G for Gardeners, D for Doctors and H for Home Builders. My favourite was B for Best Friend. A very important job! Each coloured page is very attractive for young children and has a vibrant picture of each occupation. This would be a very useful book to compliment a 'People Who Help Us' topic at school or in an early years setting. It really helps to make children aware of all the different jobs they might choose to do. The book finishes with some examples of famous 'everyday heroes' including Ruth Ginsberg who helped improve women's rights and Martin Luther King Jr Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group - Walter Jr for this eARC.
My daughter and I loved this bright, colourful picture book for children, which shows the everyday heroes who are all around us, in an easy to read format, using the alphabet. The book has stunning graphics, with cute characters that my daughter loved to look at. Each letter of the alphabet shows the beginning of a hero's name, for example, F is for First Responder and the book explains what a First Responder is (police officer, firefighter, first-aid worker etc). My daughter learned a lot from this book and she was very interested in it. It is a great book and I highly recommend it! Many thanks to the author, publisher and Net Galley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I loved this book! It teaches kids that heroes perform all kinds of jobs in their neighborhoods. It's a lesson we all learned during the Covid-19 lockdowns and I hope it continues being taught.
*received for free from netgalley for honest review* Cute as always, love these ABC books and this one is great as well, would buy
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an electronic copy to read and review. This book will be the perfect board book for baby's first library. I hope to be able to buy a paperback copy for my classroom library. There is wonderful representation of cultures, people, and ideals of what makes a hero. This will be a great introduction for children to some of the most famous people in our time.
This book is so bright and colourful! I think that its a great addition to ABC books. This one explores different Heroes using the alphabet. The colours are bright and I found the description useful to explain to children more about that person. Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this book.
A colorful board book with real 'everyday heroes' that goes through different careers and jobs. Some are a long shot letter-wise - I have never used the term 'home builder', but it is a way to simplify for young children, and Equal Rights Activist for Q (going off sound?). I love the diverse characters and that it shows real people. I do wish the real people pages would include their name on the page, instead of just in the back of the book. That's all it would take for five stars from me.