ABC Safari
Let's search for adventure above in the sky. We'll scout through the mountains and hills, and then try exploring the forests, the meadows and plains, across the dry desert and through jungle rains. We'll trek through a swamp, a puddle, a pond, in lakes and the river, the ocean beyond. But, what are we looking for? Who will we see? Find animals on this Safari with me! Once you've discovered all the animals, turn to the "For Creative Minds" educational section for sorting cards and animal fun facts.
Written by Karen Jones (Lee)
Illustrated by Karen Jones (Lee)
32 pg, 10 x 8.5, Ages 3-7, Grades P-3
Lexile: AD 860, AR: 5.0, RC: 5.2, F&P: M
Hardcover: 9780977742301, $15.95
Paperback: 9780977742363, $8.95
Spanish Paperback: 9781628553673, $9.95
Educator Keywords:   animal alphabet, habitats, adaptations, life science, animal classification, carnivore/omnivore/herbivore
Animals in the book:   alligator, beaver, cheetah, dolphin, elephant, frog, gorilla, hippopotamus, iguana, jackrabbit, koala, lion, manatee, newt, owl, penguin, quail, rhinoceros, sea lion, tiger, urial, vulture, wolf, x-ray fish, yak, zebra
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“ABC Safari is a winner. The musical rhymes and vibrant illustrations make this book so fun you barely notice it's educational, too.’” - The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

“This excellent read-aloud for the pre-K through primary audience is richer than the usual ABC book. Karen Lee, both illustrator and author, is not afraid to use a varied and interesting vocabulary.” - NSTA Recommends

“This is a great way to learn the alphabet and gain a love for reading!”- Wee One's Magazine

Educator Keywords: animal alphabet, habitats, adaptations, life science, animal classification, carnivore / omnivore / herbivore

Author/Illustrator Info:

Karen Jones (Lee) has quite a humorous imagination, and it shows in her illustrations for One Odd Day, My Even Day and My Half Day. These books are full of odd (and even) hidden items that children will love to find. Karen has also written and illustrated ABC Safari. Each of her illustrations begins with thoughtful design and drawing. The paintings are finished with watercolor on illustration board. Karen majored in illustration at the Columbus (OH) College of Art and Design. She began her career as a storyboard artist and editorial illustrator but it wasn't until she had children of her own that she discovered her true artistic passion: children's illustration. Karen's ABC Safari was the runner up for the 2005 SCBWI Don Freeman Grant. She is also the recipient of the 2004 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for Illustration for her work in Highlights For Children. She and her husband, also an illustrator, are raising their family outside of Raleigh, NC. Karen's children join her on many research trips to museums, zoos and aquariums-a tough job, but someone has to do it! Visit Karen's website!


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