FC: A MANITOULIN ALPHABET
1: This book is for Elliot, a souvenir of his summer on Manitoulin Island July, 2011 With love from grandma Monique and grandpa Allan
3: A is Aiden who stands on the dock, He jumps in the lake and he lands like a rock.
4: B is for banging and building a fort, Just tall enough for those who are short.
5: C says you're paddling in a Canoe. It's fun for Auntie Gaby, is it fun for you?
6: D is for the Dock and the Dog, Nina jumps in the water. She can swim like a frog.
7: E is for Elliot, the Excellent boy, He saws and he eats and he plays with a toy.
8: F | F is for Fireworks Flashing in the night, They go off with a boom and make a bright light.
9: G is for Gaby, your gregarious aunt. She climbs over mountains and sleeps in the sand.
10: H is for Hiking on the M'Chigeeng trail, You're on Mama's back - she's as slow as a snail.
11: I is for Ice cream at the Farquhar's store. We sit in a line and we all ask for more.
12: J is for Jumping and landing in the water, Making a splash, just like you oughter.
13: K is for taKing a bath in the Kitchen; Warm water and soap help stop the itchin'.
14: L is for Lovely Looks at the Lake, For sailing the Laser and then eating cake.
15: M is for Misha and Mama, of course, Misha's your cousin and Mama's your horse.
16: N is for Nina, who loves Clara Fay, Who pulls Nina's ears when she wants her to play.
17: O is for Otter Lake, the One and the Only, Where the loons and the fishes make sure you aren't lonely.
18: P is for Papa, on land or at sea, He has fun with Clara and Mister E.
19: Q is for Quite cute when he's Quiet and good, But also for Quarrelsome when he's in a bad mood.
20: R is for Resting on the bench after eating, And staying in the shade to prevent overheating.
21: Spinning Sparklers shining bright Making patterns in the night. Wish I could, wish I might, Spin those sparklers every night.
22: T is for Taking a Tub on the Table. Grandma gets me as clean as she's able.
23: U is for Underwear Under your shirt, For going Underwater, now that didn't hurt!
24: V is for Visitors who came in a bunch. They came in their cars and they stayed to eat lunch.
25: W is for Working With Wood for a wall. We all worked together and made it so tall.
26: X is for Xylophone, which we didn't bring; They're lacking such things in M"Chigeeng.
27: Y is for Yellow, it's happy and bright, It even helps gloves that don't fit quite right.
28: Ze'ev is your uncle, so don't call him mister. He plays mandolin and carries your sister. He's also the end of your alphabet book, Unless you want a second look.