This beautiful alphabet book combines playful verse, informative text, and stunning photographs to introduce children to the wonders of Cape Cod.
For each letter, a short four-line verse gives younger readers a fun introduction to the subject, and the main text provides information that will appeal to both older children and adults alike. The stunning photographs, by award-winning Cape Cod Times photographer Steve Heaslip, tell stories unto themselves – from the doleful eyes of seals to children whirling on carousels, from a frog peeping out of a cranberry bog to the engineering marvel of the Cape Cod Canal. This is Cape Cod, replete with natural beauty, rich history, tourist attractions, and much more.
An internationally best-selling poet, Christina Laurie presents workshops, poetry readings, and seminars throughout New England. Her poems and haiku have appeared in magazines, anthologies, and periodicals across the United States, England, Canada, and Japan. Christina Laurie’s first book, Seasons Rising: A Collection of Haiku, was published in 2011. She is the author of a memoir, two adult books on biblical characters, and a chapbook of inspirational insights, Inspiration Interludes (whose funds benefit the National League of American Pen Women). She lives, writes, swims, bikes, gardens, and kayaks on Cape Cod.
Steve Heaslip is the chief photographer for the Cape Cod Times. He has been a National Press Photographers Association regional and national clip contest winner, and was named New England Newspaper and Press Association Photographer of the Year in 2001 and 2005. His photographs have been in two exhibitions, and have appeared in National Geographic, Life,Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, and Yankee. Originally from Rochester, New York, he lives in Barnstable and has been photographing Cape Cod since the 1980s.
Don't you just love alphabet books?! Is there an alphabet book you remember being particularly fond of as a child? Or maybe one that was special to your children? My own children are grown, but The Handmade Alphabet by Laura Rankin still has a special place on my bookshelf.