The Ocean Alphabet Book

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By: Jerry Pallotta / Illustrated by: Frank Mazzola, Jr.

The ocean is teeming with interesting creatures.

Do you know which deep sea creature scares away its enemies by spraying ink at them, or which fish has lights inside its mouth to attract food?

Learn the answer to these questions and other fascinating details about ocean life in this engaging and informative book.

Young readers will delight in Jerry Pallotta's words and Frank Mazzola, Jr's illustrations on this alphabetical journey through the North Atlantic Ocean.

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Author & Illustrator Bios:

Jerry Pallotta, author

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.

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Frank Mazzola, Jr., illustrator

Frank Mazzola, Jr. is the author/illustrator of Counting Is for the Birds and the illustrator of The Ocean Alphabet Book and The Crayon Counting Book. He received his B.A. in studio art from the College of Wooster in Ohio. Frank combines traditional painting techniques with computer technologies to create his amazing illustrations. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Cindy, where they watch the birds that feed at their five bird feeders.

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Editorial Reviews:


"J" is for Jerry Pallotta, who has written an alphabet book for just about any topic. Witty art and text are sure to evoke a giggle or two.... Parents will enjoy reading these books aloud.

The Midwest Book Review

Uses different fish types and short paragraphs of explanation to lure the young reader. An exceptional choice for "V", the "Viperfish," will especially attract youngsters who enjoy many-toothed denizens (Mazzola's picture is graphic). There are fish for every letter of the alphabet except for "Z", where the author ends with teh admonition that there are "zillions of fish in the ocean" - a fitting conclusion to an exceptionally interesting collection of fish facts.


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ISBN: 978-0-88106-452-0

Ages: 4-7
Page count: 32
10 x 8

Board Book
ISBN: 978-1-57091-524-6

Ages: 2-5
Page count: 28
7 x 5 9/16

If you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:
Ocean Counting: Odd Numbers
Underwater Alphabet Book
Underwater Counting: Even Numbers
Jerry Pallotta's Alphabet Book series