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alphabet-animal books

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 25, 2003, 1:02
HiYa Peeps...

    I recall that a while back we were discussing children's books and
education that connected letters of an alphabet with animals (usual the first
lettre of the animal's name).
    I re-discovered this in one of my notebooks:

    Jane P. Marshall, review of children's books=

    "Why so many alphabet books on animals?
Probably because of zebras and zoos.
And because animals are a child's first love
besides Mom and Dad. Thanks to alphabet
books, most kids know about newts and yaks."

    [So make sure kids get animal alphabet books, go to zoos & have at least
one pet (or socio-educational "access" to other people's pets), it might make
'em less prone towards animal cruelty and *GASP!* even being serial killers,

Hanuman Zhang, Sloth-Style Gungfu Typist  ;) &  lingua-mang(a)leer
"the sloth is a chinese poet upsidedown" --- Jack Kerouac {1922-69}

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and no single language is capable of expressing all forms and degrees of
human comprehension." - Ezra Pound

    "One thing foreigners, computers, and poets have in common
is that they make unexpected linguistic associations." --- Jasia Reichardt

    "There is no reason for the poet to be limited to words, and in fact the
poet is most poetic when inventing languages. Hence the concept of the poet
as 'language designer'."  --- O. B. Hardison, Jr.

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Roger Mills <romilly@...>