The Alphabet of Bugs An ABC Book By Valerie Gates, Photographs by Ann Cutting
Do you know what a Chrysina resplendens or a Papilionidae butterfly looks like? Travel through the alphabet with The Alphabet of Bugs to learn about the many beautiful and unusually named bugs found in nature—and brush up on those ABCs as well! Valerie Gates’s charming alliterative style paired with Ann Cutting’s stunning photographs of all types of bugs is sure to delight curious children and adults alike.

Children who already know their basic bugs will broaden their horizons, and parents who are tired of simple butterflies and beetles will find this book worth rereading. Spectacular photographs of insects of all kinds will inspire children to learn more about the different creatures found in the natural world. And while children learn about bugs, they are also learning the alphabet through silly sentences. This is an ideal gift for new parents and for young nature-loving children!

Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
TitleThe Alphabet of Bugs
SubtitleAn ABC Book
AuthorBy Valerie Gates, Photographs by Ann Cutting
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSky Pony Press
Published2 June 2015
Dimensions8.00 x 8.00in.
Illustrations26 color photos.

About the author

Valerie Gates is an Emmy Award–winning art director. She is the author of The Other Colors (Sky Pony Press) and has teamed up with friend and photographer Ann Cutting to make this second book highlighting beautiful and exotic bugs. Gates lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Ann Cutting, an award-winning conceptual photographer, earned a BA in biochemistry and cell biology from the UCSD and a BFA in photography from the Art Center College of Design. She is on the faculty at Art Center, teaches many workshops, and uses multiple photographic techniques including digital, toy, and large format cameras. She also likes to do science experiments with her kids, sail in Maine, and make ceramics. Cutting lives with her husband and two children in Pasadena, California.

"An alphabet book in format only, this collection of unusual insects and even more unusual colors pairs gorgeous color photographs of the bugs on brightly hued backgrounds with alliterative tongue twisters....Verdict: A quirky, beautifully designed book for larger libraries."—School Library Journal
ISBNs: 9781632204073 978-1-63220-407-3 Title: the alphabet of bugs category:JUV ISBNs: 9781632208262 978-1-63220-826-2 Title: the alphabet of bugs category:JUV 
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