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Baby's alphabet
Marzollo, Jean.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Roaring Brook Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 16 cm
An alphabetical presentation of babies as they clap, hug, jump, kiss, laugh, yawn, and more.
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PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Simple words and glowing photographs bring you all the appeal of the baby's world--from all gone bubbles, and clap to the yawning and sleeping babies at the end of the alphabet.

Author Notes

Jean Marzollo was born Jean Martin in Manchester, Connecticut on June 25, 1942. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1964, and received a master's degree in teaching from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1965. After graduating, she taught high school English for several years and then became involved in educational publishing. She was the editor of Scholastic's kindergarten magazine Let's Find Out for twenty years.

Her first book for parents, Learning Through Play, was published in 1972 and her first children's book, Close Your Eyes, was published in 1978. She wrote over 150 books for children and has illustrated some of her own children's books starting in 2003. Her works include the I Spy series; Soccer Sam; Mama Mama/Papa Papa; Close Your Eyes; Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King; and the Shanna Show books. She died in her sleep of natural causes on April 10, 2018 at the age of 75.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Everyday events in a baby's life play out in Baby's Alphabet by Jean Marzollo, photos by Nancy Sheehan. Captioned photos spell out the activities. "All gone!" accompanies a photo of a dirty-faced toddler and his upturned bowl; a photo of baby gesturing from the crib is labeled "Up." The handsize volume features a multicultural cast in crisp, clear snapshots. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Photographs show multiethnic babies engaged in activities from "All gone!" to "Zzzz," one per page. The mainly single words that accompany the pictures are verbs, nouns, prepositions, and adjectives, for example, "Hug," "Toes," "Up," and "Quiet." A portion of each page of this small book has a band of color decorated with circles in various sizes and contrasting hues. Endearing infants and vibrant colors result in an acceptable first alphabet book.-Olga R. Kuharets, Broward County Libraries, Fort Lauderdale, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.