Jerry Pallotta is an award-winning author of children's alphabet books and imaginative fiction. His combine interesting facts, detailed research, humor, and realistic illustrations that mesmerize children everywhere. 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 many books for Charlesbridge, including The Icky Bug Alphabet Book, Dory Story, and The U.S. Navy Alphabet Book. 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. "Alphabet books constructed around a theme helpfully provide an extra clue for deciphering the word in question. Jerry Pallotta is the king of this subgenre..." The Horn Book For more inforamtion, visit www.jerrypallotta.com.
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In this board book by Jerry Pallotta, award-winning author of several alphabet and counting books for young children, readers will learn how to count to ten while learning the colors of the rainbow—plus some fun patterns as a bonus. Shennen Bersani’s realistic and colorful art depicts ten real butterfly species, both common and rare, from around the world.
"A lovely and simple concept book covering counting and colors for the youngest butterfly spotters."
Danny ventures out alone into the ocean with his new dory and sees many of the ocean's interconnected inhabitants, from krill to mackerels to tuna to killer whales. Will Danny make it home safely, or will he be the next addition to the ocean's exciting and dangerous food chain?
"A book that captures the sense of adventure, awe, and danger that the ocean inspires while presenting a solid bit of marine biology."
— Booklist, starred review
Join Linda and Erik on their first lobstering expedition. It is an exciting and informative adventure at sea, where they learn about the age-old trade of lobstering and encounter a variety of sea life -- including an uninvited shark!
"Stunning full-color paintings illustrate the story of a brother and sister who spend a day aboard a lobstering boat." Booklist
Jerry Pallotta and his "co-pilot" Fred Stillwell take you on a ride into the world of airplanes. From the sleek Invader to the popular Piper Cub, this fact-filled book is a dynamic celebration of flight.
Can you think of a bird whose name begins with X? Jerry Pallotta found one, and also birds for Q and Z and all the other letters of the alphabet. Full of facts and fun, this book is sure to intrigue children with its array of feathered friends, from the familiar to the exotic.
Jerry Pallotta and naturalist Brian Cassie combine their talents to give readers a glimpse at one of the world's most beautiful insects -- the butterfly.
Have you ever heard of a butterfly named Dogface or Lady Slipper? Or did you know that there is a butterfly that can fly almost four miles up in the mountains of Asia? You will learn these amazing facts, and more, as you turn the pages of this unique alphabet book.
Mark Astrella's breathtaking illustrations enhance the informative text making this a sure favorite among both young and old butterfly enthusiasts.