The Icky Bug Alphabet Book

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By: Jerry Pallotta / Illustrated by: Ralph Masiello

Are we bugging you yet?

For many children, "icky" bugs are endlessly fascinating. This book helps children discover why farmers like the praying mantis, how the water spider breathes underwater, and other intriguing facts about the world of bugs and insects.

Jerry Pallotta's lighthearted text and Ralph Masiello's vivid illustrations make this alphabetic exploration of small animal life both fun and informative.

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Author & Illustrator Bios:

Jerry Pallotta, author

Jerry Pallotta's childhood memories of growing up on Peggotty Beach in Scituate, Massachusetts, inspired his first book, The Ocean Alphabet Book. That began the best-selling series that includes The Icky Bug Alphabet Book, The Yucky Reptile Alphabet Book, The Flower Alphabet Book, and many others. Jerry lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with his family.

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Ralph Masiello, illustrator

Award-winning illustrator, Ralph Masiello, is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. He has illustrated many books and book covers and is an accomplished fine artist. Ralph lives in Massachusetts with his family. He is affectionately known to teachers and children as The Icky Bug Man.

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Awards & Honors:


  • ABC Best Books for Children

    Editorial Reviews:

    National Wildlife Federation Backyard Buddies

    Come discover the exciting world of the creepy crawlies! Children will love all of the interesting facts such as why farmers keep praying mantis around to "eat the pesty bugs" or how the water spider breathes underwater. From A to Z, children will be exposed to a myriad of entertaining creatures through warm and detailed illustrations. Help your child discover that bugs really aren't so "icky" after all.


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    ISBN: 978-0-88106-450-6

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

    Board Book
    ISBN: 978-1-57091-439-3

    Ages: 2-5
    Page count: 28
    7 x 5 1⁄2

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