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Re: Twenty-six

In a message dated 1/27/01 12:41:52 PM, dinosaur@dinosaur.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."

eric l.