A Is for Alliguitar: Musical Alphabeasts

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This fun alphabet book introduces children to the lively world of alphabeasts-an orchestra of fantastical musical creatures, created by wacky combinations of animals and instruments.
The safari begins with "A is for alliguitar, who has his own picks" and continues to "Z is for zebrass, getting their kicks."
Full of zany illustrations, A Is for Alliguitar: Musical Alphabeasts features the alphabeasts romping ...
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Overview

This fun alphabet book introduces children to the lively world of alphabeasts-an orchestra of fantastical musical creatures, created by wacky combinations of animals and instruments.
The safari begins with "A is for alliguitar, who has his own picks" and continues to "Z is for zebrass, getting their kicks."
Full of zany illustrations, A Is for Alliguitar: Musical Alphabeasts features the alphabeasts romping and riffing through a swamp, a luau, a circus, a church-and other fanciful scenarios-as they make their way to the concert stage.
Children will enjoy matching the musical instruments with the animals and singing along to the simple and playful rhymes.

In addition to authoring numerous children's books, Nancy Raines Day has written for educational publishers and consulted on picture book texts for members of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Her first children's book, The Lion's Whiskers: An Ethiopian Folktale, was hailed by the New York Times as one of five notable picture books of the year. She earned a BA in journalism from the University of Michigan and an MA in literacy journalism from Syracuse University. A member of the Authors Guild, Day lives with her husband and three cats on St. Simons Island in Georgia.
Herb Leonhard received a bachelor of fine arts in illustration from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. His award-winning work has appeared in D Magazine, among other publications. He is also the illustrator of Pelican's Way Out West on My Little Pony, St. Patrick and the Three Brave Mice, A Southern Child's Garden of Verses, Leonardo's Monster, and I Know a Librarian Who Chewed on a Word. Leonhard lives in Prosser, Washington.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 1—This picture book combines animals with musical instruments. "A is for alliguitar, who has his own picks./B is for banjaguar, who plays some hot licks," and so on. The rhyming text is an invitation to children and caregivers to have a conversation about what animals or musical instruments the youngsters think they see, and it makes for a fun read-aloud. The creatures in the colorful, detailed illustrations have delightful facial expressions, and the letters are prominently displayed. A creative alternative to the standard ABC.—Kris Hickey, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455615575
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/15/2012
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 790,997
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Herb Leonhard has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer for more than two decades. He specializes in children's book illustrations, portraiture based on music and entertainment themes, fantasy, floral, and landscape images. Through his advertising work, Leonhard has won numerous gold, silver, and merit awards. He has also designed various promotional materials in support of local and national charities.

Nancy Raines Day is a freelance editor and picture-book consultant for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. After earning her BA in journalism from the University of Michigan, she earned an MA in literacy journalism from Syracuse University. Day is a member of the Authors Guild and lives in St. Simons Island, Georgia.

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