The Ocean Alphabet Board Book

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

Deep sea ABCs

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 books combine interesting facts, detailed research, humor, and realistic illustrations that mesmerize children everywhere. Jerry lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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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. He lives in Massachusetts.

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Editorial Reviews:

Museums & More

Youngsters can learn which sea creatures scares away its enemies by spraying ink at them, or which fish has lights inside its mouth to attract food. The book's witty art and text are sure to evoke a giggle or two.


This board book satisfies several criteria for parental newbies like myself. It's durable and strong, colorful, educational, and there's only one thing per page. "V is for Viperfish." This book proves information way above its reader level, but this is not necessarily a problem. It continues to keep parents interested as they read the book to their child for the 30th time.

The Yellow Brick Road

It's great to have this fabulous alphabet book in a format to fit little hands.


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

Ages: 1-4
Page count: 28
7 x 5 1/2

ISBN: 978-0-88106-452-0

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