Book Review: The Alphabet for Life by Fran Norris

An alphabet book with a difference! Who said A is for Apple? Why not A is for Acceptance?! Let’s learn the alphabet using words that will inspire and empower everyone to thrive in life! Packed with fun illustrations and thoughtful quotes and themes, The Alphabet For Life is a unique children’s book the whole family can enjoy and learn from for a lifetime.

Information about the Book

Title: The Alphabet of Life
Author: Fran Norris
Release Date: 29th October 2019
Genre: Picture Book
Page Count: 30
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

The Alphabet for Life is not your typical ABC book. Instead of A is for apple, B is for ball, etc., this book uses inspirational and empowering words such as A for acceptance and B for balance (such as a balanced life). Each letter also has a quote by an author, philosopher, etc.

Many of the words, as well as the ideas, are a bit advanced for a 4-7 year old. As long as an adult is present to explain, this could be a good book for children to learn. And the cute, colorful illustrations will help to keep their attention. I think a child would benefit from having both The Alphabet for Life as well as a typical ABC book.

About the Author

Fran Norris is a mother of two living in Devon. Like most parents, her daily life largely involves coming up with creative approaches to making the good-for-you stuff enjoyable and appealing to children. She believes that education should nurture our natural curiosity and empower each individual to reach their fullest potential. Inspired by the playful way children approach any task, from brushing their teeth to eating toast, Fran is convinced that fun should be at the core of all learning.

As a former scientist, Fran approaches life as a wonderful experiment and loves to question everything. Her children provide a never-ending source of mystery and challenges to be solved. Creating THE ALPHABET OF LIFE reconnected Fran with her love of drawing and painting, encouraging her to work as an illustrator now.