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THE FURRY ANIMAL ALPHABET BOOK
Author: Jerry Pallotta
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Dec 1991
Fact-filled text with richly-detailed illus introduces not only the alphabet but also the wonders of the mammal world. Illus by Edgar Stewart. 8x10 inches, 28 pgs.
This fact-filled text with richly-detailed illustrations introduces not only the alphabet but also the wonders of the mammal world.
What mammal jumps ten feet high to avoid hungry lions?
What monkey almost always gives birth to twins?
What mammal has a nose so large that it has to be moved out the way just to eat?
What mammal has eyes that are bigger than its brain?
Jerry Pallotta and Edgar Stewart deliver an intriguing book which will fascinate young children.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
Edgar Stewart, a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, is a professional designer and illustrator. He has illustarted several books including The Furry Alphabet Book(1991) and The Bird Alphabet Book (1987). Edgar lives with his wife, Annie, in Vermont.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jerry Pallotta is an award-winning author of children's alphabet books. His combination of interesting facts, detailed research, humor, and realistic illustrations have mesmerized countless children across the United States.
Jerry spent his teenage years in the fishing town of Scituate, Massachusetts, where he kept lobster traps, harvested seaweed, and rode on fishing draggers. He wanted to share the creatures of the seashore with his children but could not find an alphabet book that was fun and exciting. This inspired him to write his first book, The Ocean Alphabet Book, which presented oceanic creatures in a creative format.
When Jerry began writing, he was a full-time insurance salesman. He wrote, edited, and produced his first book out of his garage and sold 5,000 copies to the New England Aquarium, where it has become a bestseller. Jerry then devoted himself full-time to writing and making school and library appearances.
Jerry has written more than seventeen books for Charlesbridge, including The Airplane Alphabet Book, The Bird Alphabet Book, The Boat Alphabet Book, The Butterfly Alphabet Book, The Desert Alphabet Book, The Extinct Alphabet Book, The Flower Alphabet Book, The Frog Alphabet Book, The Furry Animal Alphabet Book, The Jet Alphabet Book, The Icky Bug Alphabet Book, The Ocean Alphabet Book, The Spice Alphabet Book, The Underwater Alphabet Book, The Vegetable Alphabet Book, The Yucky Reptile Alphabet Book, Going Lobstering, The Icky Bug Counting Book, and The Crayon Counting Board Book. In the spring of 1999, Jerry's latest endeavor will be released-- The Jet Alphabet Book. Fasten your seatbelts!
Jerry frequently visits elementary schools and libraries across the country to encourage children by teaching them how to create their own alphabet books. A dynamic speaker, he also gives lectures at universities and conferences to promote reading and writing. Jerry's books appeal to children of all ages because of the beautiful illustrations, witty text, and accurate descriptions found in all his work.
Jerry lives in Massachusetts, with his wife and four children.