A children's book with a backstory
In 2016, I traveled to visit my mom in Ecuador, where she had settled for a new chapter in her life. She was teaching English at the time and, in typical Judy fashion, took it upon herself to write her own alphabet book to engage her students. She really wanted to get the book edited, illustrated, and printed. I tried to help her, but the project never came to fruition.
Sadly, Teacher Judy passed away from cancer in 2019, and as I made my way to Ecuador to seek closure, I remembered my mother’s book that she did not complete.
I knew immediately that I had to finish it for her.
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My daughter loves this book and always asks to read it FIRST. Ranking order of bedtime stories is important to a 2.5 year old of course. She is learning her letters and to sing the alphabet when we get to the back of the book with all the letters displayed. The illustrations are wonderful. We’ve really enjoyed this book!
This book has been a phenomenal addition to our bedtime routine. I have a 7 year old and a 3 year old and they both love it. My older one has now memorized the lines (as have I, I basically don't read the words at this point, we've read it that much) so he just recites them from his bunk bed while my younger one enjoys looking at the illustrations and saying some of the lines. The illustrations are really exceptional. There's something for everyone, in every read.
I own and have read a LOT of kids books over the years, and Teacher Judy's Journey from A to Z is one of the best. I'm delighted to also have bought 5 more copies, so I get to share this book with friends and family as they have their own children.
Really enjoyed the book.I love books with rhyming words for young children and gave it to my five year old granddaughter Zoie for Christmas. I’m trying to write a children’s book myself and also enjoyed teaching.
I bought this book as a gift for all the kiddos in my life. I found the book to be well thought out and the colors and illustrations are gorgeous! All the kids have loved it!
Like others have said the quality is really high. The hard cover is sturdy and beautiful and the pages are a nice thick weight. All the art is stunning and the words are fun and age appropriate. I can’t wait to get this into my nephew’s hands!!
Quality is great. Good weight on the paper. Hardcover is really nice. Our son has handled it a few times and it’s holding up.
The content is great. If I didn’t know that it was the result of a process and there was someone I knew that made it, I think I’d be super happy with the book. It’s now in my son’s repeat list.
There awkwardest parts were R -> S because the rhyming pattern changes briefly, and Z. We had a little difficulty with pronouncing “Xavi” but the xolo hint was great.
The bottom line, we’re enjoying the book! I’ll probably be on my 100th read in a week.
Explore the Book
Learn and teach the alphabet by taking a trip to different places around the world with 25 animals (and 1 ghost)! You'll enjoy catchy and fun rhymes that are great for keeping young learners engaged.