From mandolions and rhinoboes to gorillutes and newtubas, twenty-six wacky alphabeasts join a musical safari. Through humorous rhymes, this book presents a cross between an animal and a musical instrument for each letter of the alphabet. A llama and maracas come together to create llamaracas, a lynx and a violin form the violynx, while the saxofox stems from a fox and a saxophone. Young readers will laugh at the zany illustrations.
About the Author
Nancy Raines Day is a freelance editor and a picture book consultant for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. After earning her BA in journalism from the University of Michigan, she earned a master’s degree in literacy journalism from Syracuse University. Day is a member of the Authors Guild and lives in St. Simons Island, Georgia.
About the Illustrator
Herb Leonhard received a bachelor of fine arts in illustration from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. His award-winning work has appeared in D Magazine, among other publications. He is also the illustrator of Pelican’s Way Out West on My Little Pony, St. Patrick and the Three Brave Mice, A Southern Child’s Garden of Verses, Leonardo’s Monster, and I Know a Librarian Who Chewed on a Word. Leonhard lives in Prosser, Washington.
A IS FOR ALLIGUITAR
By Nancy Raines Day
Art by Herb Leonhard
JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Alphabet
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Music
32 pp. 8½ x 11