by Lucy Gerringer
Names, names, names—A good starting place for children to learn the alphabet by recognizing letters in familiar names. The joy of connecting to their own names becomes meaningful to children. Names hold great attraction for children and, for many, are the first words they learn to recognize by sight. What a fun and easy way to teach young children the ABCs! Children love the bright colors and charming illustrations in this book. Cleo-cat-tra’s ABCs takes a child through the alphabet filled with animals which are whimsically engaged in child- friendly activities from A to Z…Yes, there is even an animal with a name that starts with the letter X. Young children enjoy following the main character, Cleo-cat-tra, as they learn the alphabet. They discover the upper- and lower-case letters on each page and the repeating color pattern of the alphabet letters. They will also delight in finding Mario the mouse throughout the book as well as other activities at the back of the book.
About the Author
As a former elementary teacher, Lucy T. Gerringer educated children for more than 27 years. She applied her knowledge and understanding of young children to developing the Cleo-cat-tra series of Early Concept Books for children ages 2-6. She holds a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia and takes great pride in writing early reader books that are fun to read and educational at the same time. To see all of Lucy’s books visit Cleocatbooks.com.
About the Illustrator
Elly Evans earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Florida. She taught English to speakers of other languages at Daytona Beach Community College, and later became an ESOL paraprofessional at her sons’ elementary school where she loved working with children for many years. As a child, Elly always loved drawing pictures and appreciated good illustrations in children’s books. Both of these interests have continued through college and beyond.