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It's as simple as<P>abc!<P>All the little letters of the alphabet are getting ready for a big adventure. Come share their excitement as they prepare for school, learn to stand in proper order, and even solve a mystery.<P>Bold, bright pictures and an engaging story will entertain children as they learn to recognize the "little" letters — just what they'll need when they begin to read.<P>Learning the alphabet has never been so much fun!

About the Author

Audrey Wood has been writing award-winning children's books for more than thirty years, and she is a fourth-generation artist. She often collaborates with her husband, Caldecott Honor illustrator Don Wood (THE NAPPING HOUSE; KING BIDGOOD'S IN THE BATHTUB; IT'S DUFFY TIME!), and she created many bestselling books with their son, Bruce Wood (ALPHABET MYSTERY; TEN LITTLE FISH). Audrey has illustrated numerous popular books herself, including SILLY SALLY, A DOG NEEDS A BONE, and BLUE SKY (2012). She lives with her husband in Hawaii, under the blue sky, rain sky, and changing-all-day sky.

As a fifth-generation professional artist, I grew up with art all around me – in the studios of my parents and grandparents. I have always been very interested in art – it always seemed like a lot of fun.

One of the major advantages of growing up in a family of artists is the support you receive while learning your art form. It was also a unique experience. One year for my birthday, my parents made me a kid-sized cardboard castle out of refrigerator boxes in our backyard. It took me a few years to realize that not all my friends' parents were as creative as mine.

My initial interest in digital art came about at a young age. I started using Commodore 64's when I was eleven or twelve, and by age thirteen, I could do basic programming. Since then, I was always interested in how companies made computer games, and I think that's what ultimately led me to 3-D design.

In 1991, I attended the California Institute of the Arts, where I studied drama and advanced my interest in art created on the computer. Then, in 1993, I decided to enroll in the innovative San Francisco State Multimedia Center, where I pursued my long-standing interest in designing computer programs by studying animation and 3-D modeling.

This year I joined my family's creative team and illustrated my first book, The Christmas Adventure of Space Elf Sam. The book took me over two years to make, and it was a true family collaboration. My mom wrote the story and my dad, Don Wood, functioned as art director.

I love telling stories with my art, and picture books are just that. And of course, I love seeing the face of a young child, sitting on a bookstore floor, completely immersed in a book that I have created.

Aside from being a children's book illustrator, I also surf, snowboard, and sail, which means that I do get to see the sun sometimes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780439080699
ill.:
Wood, Bruce Robert
Author:
Parker-Rees, Guy
Illustrator:
Wood, Bruce Robert
Illustrator:
Wood, Bruce
Author:
Wood, Bruce
Author:
Wood, Audrey
Publisher:
Blue Sky Press (AZ)
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Alphabet
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
00-486
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9.63 x 10.75 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
03-UP

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