These books are particularly good for children who are learning to read at a young age, but either aren't ready for a lot of writing, or just don't like it! Of course, some children just love to cut and paste (like my Janine) and would much rather practice phonics this way. I really like Alphabet Recognition because sometimes it is difficult to find enough practice pages to match upper and lower case letters. I used to have more time to fill the marker board with "homemade" exercises, but this book does all the work for me! Letters are done in "clusters" of three per page (a-c, b-d, c-e) with cut & paste on one side and color and match on back. The complete alphabet is shown at the top of every page so, depending on the age of the child using the book and their skill level, you may want to marker it out! Beginning Consonants covers all consonants plus digraphs sh, wh, th, and ch. Each page has a pool of three objects that children select from to find the one with the correct beginning letter sound and paste it in a section with other objects beginning with that sound. The reverse side shows an assortment of objects and instructs children to color the ones beginning with that letter sound. Reproducible.