cover image Sidewalk ABC [With Pink Chalk & Chalkboard]

Sidewalk ABC [With Pink Chalk & Chalkboard]

Julie Markes. HarperFestival, $8.95 (12pp) ISBN 978-0-694-01455-2

With sample chalk drawings and a piece of chalk included, Sidewalk ABC and Sidewalk 123 by Julie Markes, illus. by Jennifer Markes, offer ideas for children to practice their letters and numbers al fresco or on the bound-in chalkboard. A spread in ABC shows an apple for ""A"" and a butterfly for ""B""; each spread of 123 shows the numeral opposite the number of objects it represents (e.g., a dozen stars appear for ""12""). ( May)