{"id":550013569,"title":"The Beetle Alphabet Book","handle":"the-beetle-alphabet-book","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author Jerry Pallotta\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/jerry-pallotta\"\u003eJerry Pallotta\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca title=\"Illustrator David Biedrzycki\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/david-biedrzycki\"\u003eDavid Biedrzycki\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eMeet the Beetles!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBeetles from A to Z are crawling all over this book. From the Dung Beetle to the Kalahari Beetle, these critters live all over the world. Jerry Pallotta's 20th alphabet book is brimming with facts and his signature humor.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGet to know the most diverse species on earth in this entertaining and informative book, boldly illustrated by award-winning illustrator David Biedrzycki.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.blogspot.com\/2018\/04\/charlesbridge-unplugged-4-david.html\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eListen\u003c\/a\u003e to illustrator David Biedrzycki talk about his books on Charlesbridge Unplugged.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/behold-the-beautiful-dung-beetle\"\u003eBehold the Beautiful Dung Beetle\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"The Icky Bug Alphabet Book\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-icky-bug-alphabet-book\"\u003eThe Icky Bug Alphabet Book\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/ralph-masiellos-bug-drawing-book\" title=\"Ralph Masiello's Bug Drawing Book\"\u003eRalph Masiello's Bug Drawing Book\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Jerry Pallotta's Alphabet Book series\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/collections\/jerry-pallotta-alphabet-books\"\u003eJerry Pallotta's Alphabet Book series\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/beetle-alphabet-book-spread.jpg?8818543709601162072\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJerry Pallotta, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOne thing author Jerry Pallotta has learned after visiting thousands of schools over the years is that kids love bugs! The success of \u003ci\u003eThe Icky Bug Alphabet Book\u003c\/i\u003e and \u003ci\u003eThe Butterfly Alphabet Book\u003c\/i\u003e gave him the idea of writing an alphabet book about beetles. Jerry lives in Massachusetts with his family. His advice to kids is READ A ZILLION BOOKS!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Jerry Pallotta\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/jerry-pallotta\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Jerry.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDavid Biedrzycki, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDavid Biedrzycki has been drawing ever since he was a little larva. During his pupa stage, he did scenery and art for middle school and high school plays and posters. AS a young adult, he bugged his parents to send him to college. David lives in Massachusetts with his family.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator David Biedrzycki\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/david-biedrzycki\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about David.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIRA\/CBC Children's Choices\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eScience Books \u0026amp; Films Best Books for Children\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePublishers Weekly\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBeetle-mania runs wild in Jerry Pallotta's latest nature ABC, \u003ci\u003eThe Beetle Alphabet Book\u003c\/i\u003e, illustrated by David Biedrzycki. From African Goliath to Zinc Metallic Beetles, the book is both informative and humorous, benefiting from Biedrzycki's lush illustrations. The text ranges from educational (e.g., \"The male Giraffe Beetle uses his unique neck to roll up leaves\") to entertaining (\"It is not polite to ask a ladybug her age\").\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA fascinating look at beetles from A to Z, offering readers a wide array of intriguing facts with a bit of humor tossed in. Children are encouraged to recognize the differences between beetles and non-beetles. (\"I am a spider, not a beetle...Spiders have eight legs, not six.\") The author's enthusiasm for his subject and his fresh quick-moving style of writing add to the appeal. Biedrzycki's realistic illustrations are bold, colorful, and painstakingly detailed. The artwork is absolutely luminous, giving a beauty to these insects. It will draw readers in, but the text will keep them turning pages. This combination of glorious illustrations and interesting information makes for a fine addition to any science collection.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLibrary Media Connection\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith its eye-poppingly vivid computer-enhanced pictures and kid-friendly snippets of entertaining information, this title makes a solid addition to the growing list of Jerry Pallotta\/David Biedrzycki collaborations. Each page presents a fact or two about an alphabetical array of beetles with an occasional fact explaining what separates beetles from spiders and other insects. The pictures are gorgeous, placing the focus squarely on the beetles and blowing the critters up to fill the page. Each illustration, except the first, also contains a silhouette of the featured beetle. A map to show where in the world this astonishing variety of beetles can be found would have been a nice addition, as would some help in identifying which of the five metallic beetles on the Z page is the Zinc Metallic Beetle. The hand lettering on the diagram of beetle anatomy may challenge some young readers, but who won't enjoy discovering that beetles have seven hearts? This lively introduction to the abundant and extraordinarily diverse world of beetles will surely inspire a few coleopterists (beetle specialists). Special note: The artist has hidden the names of the Beatles and many of their songs within the intricate patterns and fine little hairs on the beetles. 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From the Dung Beetle to the Kalahari Beetle, these critters live all over the world. Jerry Pallotta's 20th alphabet book is brimming with facts and his signature humor.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGet to know the most diverse species on earth in this entertaining and informative book, boldly illustrated by award-winning illustrator David Biedrzycki.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.blogspot.com\/2018\/04\/charlesbridge-unplugged-4-david.html\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eListen\u003c\/a\u003e to illustrator David Biedrzycki talk about his books on Charlesbridge Unplugged.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/behold-the-beautiful-dung-beetle\"\u003eBehold the Beautiful Dung Beetle\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"The Icky Bug Alphabet Book\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-icky-bug-alphabet-book\"\u003eThe Icky Bug Alphabet Book\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/ralph-masiellos-bug-drawing-book\" title=\"Ralph Masiello's Bug Drawing Book\"\u003eRalph Masiello's Bug Drawing Book\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Jerry Pallotta's Alphabet Book series\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/collections\/jerry-pallotta-alphabet-books\"\u003eJerry Pallotta's Alphabet Book series\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/beetle-alphabet-book-spread.jpg?8818543709601162072\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJerry Pallotta, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOne thing author Jerry Pallotta has learned after visiting thousands of schools over the years is that kids love bugs! The success of \u003ci\u003eThe Icky Bug Alphabet Book\u003c\/i\u003e and \u003ci\u003eThe Butterfly Alphabet Book\u003c\/i\u003e gave him the idea of writing an alphabet book about beetles. Jerry lives in Massachusetts with his family. His advice to kids is READ A ZILLION BOOKS!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Jerry Pallotta\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/jerry-pallotta\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Jerry.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDavid Biedrzycki, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDavid Biedrzycki has been drawing ever since he was a little larva. During his pupa stage, he did scenery and art for middle school and high school plays and posters. AS a young adult, he bugged his parents to send him to college. David lives in Massachusetts with his family.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator David Biedrzycki\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/david-biedrzycki\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about David.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIRA\/CBC Children's Choices\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eScience Books \u0026amp; Films Best Books for Children\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePublishers Weekly\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBeetle-mania runs wild in Jerry Pallotta's latest nature ABC, \u003ci\u003eThe Beetle Alphabet Book\u003c\/i\u003e, illustrated by David Biedrzycki. From African Goliath to Zinc Metallic Beetles, the book is both informative and humorous, benefiting from Biedrzycki's lush illustrations. The text ranges from educational (e.g., \"The male Giraffe Beetle uses his unique neck to roll up leaves\") to entertaining (\"It is not polite to ask a ladybug her age\").\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA fascinating look at beetles from A to Z, offering readers a wide array of intriguing facts with a bit of humor tossed in. Children are encouraged to recognize the differences between beetles and non-beetles. (\"I am a spider, not a beetle...Spiders have eight legs, not six.\") The author's enthusiasm for his subject and his fresh quick-moving style of writing add to the appeal. Biedrzycki's realistic illustrations are bold, colorful, and painstakingly detailed. The artwork is absolutely luminous, giving a beauty to these insects. It will draw readers in, but the text will keep them turning pages. This combination of glorious illustrations and interesting information makes for a fine addition to any science collection.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLibrary Media Connection\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith its eye-poppingly vivid computer-enhanced pictures and kid-friendly snippets of entertaining information, this title makes a solid addition to the growing list of Jerry Pallotta\/David Biedrzycki collaborations. Each page presents a fact or two about an alphabetical array of beetles with an occasional fact explaining what separates beetles from spiders and other insects. The pictures are gorgeous, placing the focus squarely on the beetles and blowing the critters up to fill the page. Each illustration, except the first, also contains a silhouette of the featured beetle. A map to show where in the world this astonishing variety of beetles can be found would have been a nice addition, as would some help in identifying which of the five metallic beetles on the Z page is the Zinc Metallic Beetle. The hand lettering on the diagram of beetle anatomy may challenge some young readers, but who won't enjoy discovering that beetles have seven hearts? This lively introduction to the abundant and extraordinarily diverse world of beetles will surely inspire a few coleopterists (beetle specialists). Special note: The artist has hidden the names of the Beatles and many of their songs within the intricate patterns and fine little hairs on the beetles. It is guaranteed to puzzle children and to drive adults nuts as they hunt for them\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/beetle-alphabet-book-cvr.jpg?10431775126420623330\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/beetle-alphabet-book-hires.zip?8662590077570770889\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cb\u003eHardcover\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-57091-551-2 \u003cbr\u003e \u003cb\u003ePaperback\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-57091-552-9\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 4-7\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

The Beetle Alphabet Book

By: Jerry Pallotta / Illustrated by: David Biedrzycki

Meet the Beetles!

Beetles from A to Z are crawling all over this book. From the Dung Beetle to the Kalahari Beetle, these critters live all over the world. Jerry Pallotta's 20th alphabet book is brimming with facts and his signature humor.

Get to know the most diverse species on earth in this entertaining and informative book, boldly illustrated by award-winning illustrator David Biedrzycki.

Listen to illustrator David Biedrzycki talk about his books on Charlesbridge Unplugged.

Maximum quantity available reached.

Jerry Pallotta, author

One thing author Jerry Pallotta has learned after visiting thousands of schools over the years is that kids love bugs! The success of The Icky Bug Alphabet Book and The Butterfly Alphabet Book gave him the idea of writing an alphabet book about beetles. Jerry lives in Massachusetts with his family. His advice to kids is READ A ZILLION BOOKS!

Read more about Jerry.


David Biedrzycki, illustrator

David Biedrzycki has been drawing ever since he was a little larva. During his pupa stage, he did scenery and art for middle school and high school plays and posters. AS a young adult, he bugged his parents to send him to college. David lives in Massachusetts with his family.

Read more about David.

  • IRA/CBC Children's Choices
  • Science Books & Films Best Books for Children

Publishers Weekly

Beetle-mania runs wild in Jerry Pallotta's latest nature ABC, The Beetle Alphabet Book, illustrated by David Biedrzycki. From African Goliath to Zinc Metallic Beetles, the book is both informative and humorous, benefiting from Biedrzycki's lush illustrations. The text ranges from educational (e.g., "The male Giraffe Beetle uses his unique neck to roll up leaves") to entertaining ("It is not polite to ask a ladybug her age").

School Library Journal

A fascinating look at beetles from A to Z, offering readers a wide array of intriguing facts with a bit of humor tossed in. Children are encouraged to recognize the differences between beetles and non-beetles. ("I am a spider, not a beetle...Spiders have eight legs, not six.") The author's enthusiasm for his subject and his fresh quick-moving style of writing add to the appeal. Biedrzycki's realistic illustrations are bold, colorful, and painstakingly detailed. The artwork is absolutely luminous, giving a beauty to these insects. It will draw readers in, but the text will keep them turning pages. This combination of glorious illustrations and interesting information makes for a fine addition to any science collection.

Library Media Connection

With its eye-poppingly vivid computer-enhanced pictures and kid-friendly snippets of entertaining information, this title makes a solid addition to the growing list of Jerry Pallotta/David Biedrzycki collaborations. Each page presents a fact or two about an alphabetical array of beetles with an occasional fact explaining what separates beetles from spiders and other insects. The pictures are gorgeous, placing the focus squarely on the beetles and blowing the critters up to fill the page. Each illustration, except the first, also contains a silhouette of the featured beetle. A map to show where in the world this astonishing variety of beetles can be found would have been a nice addition, as would some help in identifying which of the five metallic beetles on the Z page is the Zinc Metallic Beetle. The hand lettering on the diagram of beetle anatomy may challenge some young readers, but who won't enjoy discovering that beetles have seven hearts? This lively introduction to the abundant and extraordinarily diverse world of beetles will surely inspire a few coleopterists (beetle specialists). Special note: The artist has hidden the names of the Beatles and many of their songs within the intricate patterns and fine little hairs on the beetles. It is guaranteed to puzzle children and to drive adults nuts as they hunt for them

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-57091-551-2
Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-57091-552-9

Ages: 4-7
Page count: 32