French alphabet chart with pictures
ABC French by Daniel Roode3?
Very pretty little book to start kids off seeing words other than English alongside illustrations of (mostly) animals.
I do have some reservations. Not all letters are represented, which wouldn’t be a big deal, but the choices seem a bit strange to me.
B is for “belette”, a weasel on a bicycle. Im not sure all kids would recognise a weasel but are more likely to think B is for bicycle.
I’d also suggest avoiding sloth, which children won’t know, and maybe adding vache for cow, since there is no V word.
I’m not sure how I feel about using girafe and lion when they are the same or almost the same word as English. Maybe it helps establish some common ground.
Very pretty, and some of my earlier complaints h.ave been fixed, thank goodness!
Thanks to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing for the very attractive preview copy and for making some necessary corrections already.
P.S. You can see examples of some of the illustrations on Amazon, including the weasel on the bike.
THE FRENCH ALPHABET
As a result of the Norman invasion, the French language began its own invasion of the English language called Anglo-Saxon or Old English. French and English share the same, letter Latin alphabet. But the letters make different sounds in each language. If you want to learn the French alphabet like French kids learn it, listen to the French alphabet song:. As you can see, the letters of the French alphabet are exactly the same as those of the English alphabet.