Come take a swim with freshwater creatures from around the world! Meet a fish that has no eyes and one that has four of them. Get to know an eel that carries enough electricity to light up a light bulb and a glacier-dwelling worm with blood that works like antifreeze.
Jerry Pallotta has done it again! The acclaimed alphabet-book author has joined forces with illustrator David Biedrzycki to create an exquisite and informative introduction to freshwater dwellers.
Jerry Pallotta and David Biedrzycki deliver an intriguing book which will fascinate young children.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
David Biedrzycki has been creating illustrations for book publishers, advertising agencies, magazines, and design firms since 1980. His art has graced the cover of KidSoft magazine, New England Aquarium billboards and children's software packaging, such as "The Amazon Trail" and "Odell Down Under." His clients include Celestial Seasonings®, After the Fall JuicesTM, IBM, and Newsweek.
David has collaborated with children's author Jerry Pallotta on The Boat Alphabet Book (Charlesbridge, 1998) and The Freshwater Alphabet Book (Charlesbridge, 1996).
David is currently a freelance illustrator. He grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated from Kutztown University. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and three children.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jerry Pallotta is an award-winning author of children's alphabet books. His combination of interesting facts, detailed research, humor, and realistic illustrations have mesmerized countless children across the United States.
Jerry spent his teenage years in the fishing town of Scituate, Massachusetts, where he kept lobster traps, harvested seaweed, and rode on fishing draggers. He wanted to share the creatures of the seashore with his children but could not find an alphabet book that was fun and exciting. This inspired him to write his first book, The Ocean Alphabet Book, which presented oceanic creatures in a creative format.
When Jerry began writing, he was a full-time insurance salesman. He wrote, edited, and produced his first book out of his garage and sold 5,000 copies to the New England Aquarium, where it has become a bestseller. Jerry then devoted himself full-time to writing and making school and library appearances.
Jerry has written more than seventeen books for Charlesbridge, including The Airplane Alphabet Book, The Bird Alphabet Book, The Boat Alphabet Book, The Butterfly Alphabet Book, The Desert Alphabet Book, The Extinct Alphabet Book, The Flower Alphabet Book, The Frog Alphabet Book, The Furry Animal Alphabet Book, The Jet Alphabet Book, The Icky Bug Alphabet Book, The Ocean Alphabet Book, The Spice Alphabet Book, The Underwater Alphabet Book, The Vegetable Alphabet Book, The Yucky Reptile Alphabet Book, Going Lobstering, The Icky Bug Counting Book, and The Crayon Counting Board Book. In the spring of 1999, Jerry's latest endeavor will be released-- The Jet Alphabet Book. Fasten your seatbelts!
Jerry frequently visits elementary schools and libraries across the country to encourage children by teaching them how to create their own alphabet books. A dynamic speaker, he also gives lectures at universities and conferences to promote reading and writing. Jerry's books appeal to children of all ages because of the beautiful illustrations, witty text, and accurate descriptions found in all his work.
Jerry lives in Massachusetts, with his wife and four children.
By Jerry Pallotta - 1996