{"id":590980673,"title":"The Desert Alphabet Book","handle":"the-desert-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 Mark Astrella\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/mark-astrella\"\u003eMark Astrella\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eCome to the hot, dry places and meet a menagerie of animals.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe parched, mysterious deserts of the world are the landscapes for this alphabet array of plants, animals, and phenomena. Meet the colorful Crimson Chat, the deadly Inland Taipan, and the cartwheeling Golden Wheel Spider. Look beneath and beyond the sand for familiar, unfamiliar, and comical desert dwellers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAuthor Jerry Pallotta and illustrator Mark Astrella invite readers to one of nature's most forbidding environments. And if you feel thirsty after reading about some of the driest places on earth, don't worry. There's a Water-holding frog!\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=\"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\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/meet-the-meerkat\" title=\"Meet the Meerkat\"\u003eMeet the Meerkat\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\/desert-alphabet-book-spread.jpg?10778038600460835839\"\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\u003eJerry Pallotta began writing children's books to entertain his own children. Now, as the author of a best-selling alphabet book series and other children's books, he is delighting young readers everywhere. Jerry lives in Boston, Massachusetts.\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\u003eMark Astrella, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMark Astrella has drawn and painted all his life. \"Ever since I got a big star on my drawing in kindergarten I wanted to be an artist,\" says Mark. \"I am mostly self-taught. I learned by looking at art in my hometown art museum, and by studying books, comic books, science fiction magazines, and \u003ci\u003eMad Magazine\u003c\/i\u003e.\" Mark lives in Hawaii.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Mark Astrella\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/mark-astrella\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Mark.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eA Reading Rainbow Review Book\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\u003eLibrary Talk\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e[F]eatures animals from deserts around the world. the dryness and heat of the desert seem palpable in the illustrations. (Be sure to especially notice the colors of the desert sunset\/rise on the \"E\" page.) Pallotta must have sensed that eh reader would notice the aridness because he adds an unexpected waterfall between \"Q\" and \"R\" in his usual humorous style.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLong Island Parenting News\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eKids can learn about the desert, from the Australian water-holding frog to the salt-loving Zaita plant, or learn about herbs, spices and other natural flavors, from Anise (which tastes like licorice) to Zatar (used in the Middle East in the making of bread).\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\/desert-alphabet-book-cvr.jpg?13134105694834598293\" 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\/desert-alphabet-book-hires.zip?13134105694834598293\" 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\u003ePaperback\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-0-88106-472-8\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 4-7\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]","published_at":"2015-05-04T16:30:00-04:00","created_at":"2015-05-04T15:34:52-04:00","vendor":"Charlesbridge","type":"Children's Book","tags":["Browse by Age_Ages 3-6","Browse by Age_Ages 6-10","Browse by Fiction\/Nonfiction_Nonfiction","Browse by Format_Picture Book","Browse by Language_English","Browse by Subject_Alphabet Books","Browse by Subject_Animals \u0026 Dinosaurs","Browse by Subject_Geography","Browse by Subject_Science \u0026 Nature"],"price":795,"price_min":795,"price_max":795,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":1597940225,"title":"Paperback","option1":"Paperback","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"64728","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"The Desert Alphabet Book - Paperback","public_title":"Paperback","options":["Paperback"],"price":795,"weight":132,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":9,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":"978-0-88106-472-8"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/desert-alphabet-book-cover.jpg?v=1574279815"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/desert-alphabet-book-cover.jpg?v=1574279815","options":["Title"],"content":"\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 Mark Astrella\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/mark-astrella\"\u003eMark Astrella\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eCome to the hot, dry places and meet a menagerie of animals.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe parched, mysterious deserts of the world are the landscapes for this alphabet array of plants, animals, and phenomena. Meet the colorful Crimson Chat, the deadly Inland Taipan, and the cartwheeling Golden Wheel Spider. Look beneath and beyond the sand for familiar, unfamiliar, and comical desert dwellers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAuthor Jerry Pallotta and illustrator Mark Astrella invite readers to one of nature's most forbidding environments. And if you feel thirsty after reading about some of the driest places on earth, don't worry. There's a Water-holding frog!\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=\"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\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/meet-the-meerkat\" title=\"Meet the Meerkat\"\u003eMeet the Meerkat\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\/desert-alphabet-book-spread.jpg?10778038600460835839\"\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\u003eJerry Pallotta began writing children's books to entertain his own children. Now, as the author of a best-selling alphabet book series and other children's books, he is delighting young readers everywhere. Jerry lives in Boston, Massachusetts.\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\u003eMark Astrella, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMark Astrella has drawn and painted all his life. \"Ever since I got a big star on my drawing in kindergarten I wanted to be an artist,\" says Mark. \"I am mostly self-taught. I learned by looking at art in my hometown art museum, and by studying books, comic books, science fiction magazines, and \u003ci\u003eMad Magazine\u003c\/i\u003e.\" Mark lives in Hawaii.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Mark Astrella\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/mark-astrella\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Mark.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eA Reading Rainbow Review Book\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\u003eLibrary Talk\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e[F]eatures animals from deserts around the world. the dryness and heat of the desert seem palpable in the illustrations. (Be sure to especially notice the colors of the desert sunset\/rise on the \"E\" page.) Pallotta must have sensed that eh reader would notice the aridness because he adds an unexpected waterfall between \"Q\" and \"R\" in his usual humorous style.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLong Island Parenting News\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eKids can learn about the desert, from the Australian water-holding frog to the salt-loving Zaita plant, or learn about herbs, spices and other natural flavors, from Anise (which tastes like licorice) to Zatar (used in the Middle East in the making of bread).\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\/desert-alphabet-book-cvr.jpg?13134105694834598293\" 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\/desert-alphabet-book-hires.zip?13134105694834598293\" 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\u003ePaperback\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-0-88106-472-8\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 4-7\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

The Desert Alphabet Book

By: Jerry Pallotta / Illustrated by: Mark Astrella

Come to the hot, dry places and meet a menagerie of animals.

The parched, mysterious deserts of the world are the landscapes for this alphabet array of plants, animals, and phenomena. Meet the colorful Crimson Chat, the deadly Inland Taipan, and the cartwheeling Golden Wheel Spider. Look beneath and beyond the sand for familiar, unfamiliar, and comical desert dwellers.

Author Jerry Pallotta and illustrator Mark Astrella invite readers to one of nature's most forbidding environments. And if you feel thirsty after reading about some of the driest places on earth, don't worry. There's a Water-holding frog!

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Jerry Pallotta, author

Jerry Pallotta began writing children's books to entertain his own children. Now, as the author of a best-selling alphabet book series and other children's books, he is delighting young readers everywhere. Jerry lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Read more about Jerry.


Mark Astrella, illustrator

Mark Astrella has drawn and painted all his life. "Ever since I got a big star on my drawing in kindergarten I wanted to be an artist," says Mark. "I am mostly self-taught. I learned by looking at art in my hometown art museum, and by studying books, comic books, science fiction magazines, and Mad Magazine." Mark lives in Hawaii.

Read more about Mark.

  • A Reading Rainbow Review Book

Library Talk

[F]eatures animals from deserts around the world. the dryness and heat of the desert seem palpable in the illustrations. (Be sure to especially notice the colors of the desert sunset/rise on the "E" page.) Pallotta must have sensed that eh reader would notice the aridness because he adds an unexpected waterfall between "Q" and "R" in his usual humorous style.

Long Island Parenting News

Kids can learn about the desert, from the Australian water-holding frog to the salt-loving Zaita plant, or learn about herbs, spices and other natural flavors, from Anise (which tastes like licorice) to Zatar (used in the Middle East in the making of bread).

Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-88106-472-8

Ages: 4-7
Page count: 32