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In a message dated 1/27/01 12:41:52 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< Ronald Orenstein wrote:
> >I would like to weigh in here as an author of children's books,
> >myself. The trouble with using alphabetical order is that it teaches
> >absolutely nothing to the readers of the books. >>
No, it teaches the alphabet, which is far more important to the education of
a young child than, no offense to anyone here, the cladistics of dinosaurs.
The dinosaurs are just a way to remember what the letter sounds like. "A is
for Allosaurus" is more fun than "A is for apple."