Double Delight

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```					                 DOUBLE DELIGHT:
The Big Book of ALPHABET AND NUMBERS
By Mary Novick
Illustrated by Sybel Harlin

The popular first Double Delight titles,
Alphabet and Numbers, have now been
brought together in one big book!

A unique idea, the Double Delight books use
flaps to reinforce the early childhood concepts
they teach. The bright, fresh, colourful
illustrations will delight, and two pictures in
one make them double the fun!

First-time author Mary Novick spent many years
as a sales executive for several big children’s
publishing houses. With the birth of her first
child, Mary began looking for books that taught early childhood
concepts in a fun and interactive way, which led to her creating the
Double Delight series.

Sybel Harlin is a Sydney-based illustrator
and designer. The illustrations for The Big
Book of Alphabet and Numbers were created
digitally.
Learning Activities
•   Make bingo cards featuring illustrations from the text and play alphabet bingo.
Call out a letter or sound, and have the class locate the illustration on their
card that corresponds to that letter/sound.

•   A wide range of items have been illustrated in this book. Categorise as many
items as possible under headings chosen by students. For example:
ANIMALS: bird, eel, fish
PEOPLE: angel, mermaid, queen
•   Some of the pictures in the alphabet pages contain more                  than
two things beginning with the feature letter. For
example, in this picture of a hill, you can also find a
helicopter. How many more can you find?

•   Divide the children into groups of three or four, and
challenge them to make their bodies into the shapes of a letter or number you
have chosen from the book. When you blow a whistle, the children should
then become something illustrated on that page. For example, children form
the letter S. When they hear the whistle, they change their shapes to become a
starfish. Take photos to encourage further discussion. Perhaps you could have
the class order the photos alphabetically and numerically.

•   Using illustrations from the text, play “What am I?” Give children clues and
ask them to guess what illustration is being described. For example: “I am a
sea creature. I have eight arms. I start with the letter O.”

•   For each page, work together to make a silly saying using the letter and the
illustrations from the book.
Playful penguins playing the piano.
Excited eels eating eggs.

•   Construct alphabet and number posters. For each poster, encourage the class to
draw objects beginning with the corresponding initial letter, or matching the
number. Include the illustrations from the book.
Aa
alligator     angel
ant           apple

•   Using number cards 1-20, hand out one card each to three children. Ask the
class to order the numbers, identifying the highest and lowest. Then hand out
the rest of the cards to class members. Ask the children to place themselves in
order.

•   Make pictorial flashcards of illustrations shown in the book. Using these
flashcards with alphabet cards (or magnetic letters), encourage the students to
match the flashcards to alphabet cards.

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