Riddle me this: what animal beginning with 'L' has binocular vision and is a predator?
THE SKULL ALPHABET BOOK makes young readers use their brains. Children learn simple facts and hone their critical thinking skills as they deduce the identity of 26 different animals arranged in alphabetical order.
Incredibly rich, realistic, and inventive oil paintings by Ralph Masiello lay a trail of clever clues to the identity of the animals represented only by their skulls. Look even closer and find hidden in the unique settings portraits of 43 of the presidents of the United States.
About the Author
Jerry Pallotta is an award-winning author of children's alphabet books and imaginative fiction. His books combine interesting facts, detailed research, humor, and realistic illustrations that mesmerize children everywhere.
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WARNING! This book contains the alphabet. If you are afraid of the alphabet, do not read any further.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book would be great for children who are studying animals' skeletal systems. The author invites the reader to figure match the animal to its skull. It's intriguing, but a bit spooky too!
They enjoyed guessing which animal the skull belonged to based on the clues. And we're still finding the presidents that are hidden!
'A is for We are not telling you!' Like Ralph Masiello's other best-selling alphabet books (including 'The Yucky Reptile Alphabet Book' and 'The Icky Bug Alphabet Book'), this is clearly an ABC book with a difference. 'The Skull Alphabet Book' simply uses the alphabet as the framework for gorgeously detailed renderings of an A-to-Z of animal skulls, sometime taking humorous liberties with his initialing schemes. Good fun.