An Artful Animal Alphabet
By Mary Montague Sikes
An Artful Animal Alphabet is a children's alphabet book illustrated with colorful and whimsical drawings of animals by author Mary Montague Sikes. Each drawing also includes paragraphs of interesting facts about the animals such as where they live, what they eat and unusual behaviors or characteristics. Did you know that alligators once lived in the lobby of the Jefferson Hotel? Old Pompey, the last of the alligators, is featured in her book. Each story can inspire a child’s own imaginative story or drawing. Some adults have purchased this “artful” hardcover for display as a coffee table book.
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