My 4-year-old son reviews his first book, Alpha Oops! The Day Z Went First

Following on the heels of a great guest post from Timothy Dean Roth Wednesday, I’ve invited another guest to post at Words on the Word, this time for Family Friday: my four-year-old son. Here is his review of a book he particularly enjoys, Alpha Oops! The Day Z Went First. I’ve typed it up, but the words are all his.

A always goes first, but Z wants to go, and Z and Zebra are sick of the “last in line stuff.” W sits on a whale spout. Z has a zebra jumping. “O is for owl,” “N is for night,” and everyone else thinks it’s not H’s turn, but it really is… right? (Yeah.) He goes right where he goes, because that’s just how the alphabet goes.

I like that Z goes first. A goes last and the alphabet goes backwards. B is “bouncing on… a brisk breeze.”

I didn’t like “D is for dragon and damsel in distress,” because she might get hurt. (I don’t really want to get hurt.)

Our new neighbors would like this book. We could give it to someone else, and then tell everyone in the world to give it to someone else, after they read it.

Alpha Oops! is available at Amazon, or, I’m sure, at your local library.

15 thoughts on “My 4-year-old son reviews his first book, Alpha Oops! The Day Z Went First

  1. Oh my gosh, this is the BEST REVIEW EVER.
    I, too, believe that everyone in the world should own one.
    Please tell your son that I think he is awesome!!! *hugs*

    1. akontis–you are welcome! Honored to have the book’s author comment on this review. ๐Ÿ™‚ Alpha Oops! is really a favorite around here.

  2. Great review! This is a perfect example of what is called “narration” in the Charlotte Mason method of education ( Put simply, the child, after hearing a story (once, as reading more than once encourages the child not to pay attention, unless of course you are reading for fun or at bedtime, then you read about a billion times), “narrates” back to the parent what was just read. This can be oral, written (obviously for older kids), drawing a picture of what happened, reenacting the story. For kids who lack the motor skills to write yet, you can write on their behalf and start a collection of their own narrations. This is an awesome thing to do (homeschooling or not) because it helps the child to find their voice at a very young age, and fine tunes their ability to focus, to grasp meaning, and to recall what they have read. All good things in my book!

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