Fried zucchini, juicy watermelon, lazy alligators, and sweet tea—the South can be defined by these things and so much more. From a very young age, Southern children learn of the simple joys of good food, the peace of a warm summer night, and the good of practicing perfect manners. And because every child must learn his or her ABCs, there is no better way than by exploring them in a truly Southern way. Discover a Southern treasure with each letter, be it a mouthwatering pie whose scent drifts through the air or a nice bowl of grits, still warm from the pot. The luscious illustrations and easy rhymes are not only ideal for readers, but they are sure to have the little ones’ alphabets perfected as quick as a horned toad dashes into the brush.
About the Author
Nikole Brooks Bethea is an environmental engineer and children’s writer who has written for Chelsea House and Capstone Press. She has also composed articles for magazines such as JAKES and Living the Country Life. A lifelong Southerner, she lives in the Florida panhandle with her husband and four sons.
About the Illustrator
Alison Davis Lyne is a freelance illustrator who has worked on various picture books and covers for American Small Farm magazine. She is the portrait artist for the Kentucky Commission on Women’s Kentucky Women Remembered exhibit permanently on display in the state capitol rotunda.
G IS FOR GRITS
A Southern Alphabet
By Nikole Brooks Bethea
Illustrated by Alison Davis Lyne
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Alphabet
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Other
32 pp. 8½ x 11
31 color illus.