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Carol Watterson & Michela Sorrentino
An Edible Alphabet: 26 Reasons to Love the Farm


An Edible Alphabet: 26 Reasons to Love the Farm by Carol Watterson & Michela SorrentinoNot just a picture book, nor just an A to Z, but a joyous journey into the world of farming to discover where our food really comes from. There are Ants on Asparagus and X-Large Eggs with Yummy Yellow Yolks. There are also lots of fun facts: To find out if a hen will lay coloured eggs, check her ears! One cow can make enough milk every day to fill 100 glasses!

Praise for Carol Watterson & Michela Sorrentino’s An Edible Alphabet:

“[A] rollicking cornucopia of ‘sights, sounds, and smells’... Production values are excellent: collage made with hand-painted papers and acrylics is the medium for the visuals, and much play and pleasure will be derived from font sizes that expand and contract in all the right places.” —The Globe and Mail

Alfalfabet is a nice surprise, a clever little alphabet book that can be enjoyed in a number of ways. The facts and information are nicely integrated into each letter description and there is lots of variety within the text. The picutres are cheerful, full of life and informative.” —Canadian Children’s Book News

“In this food-focused ABC book for a wide age range, the combination of facts and language play creates plenty of fun … Kids will enjoy learning about common foods, even as they savor the clever wordplay for each letter of the alphabet.” —Booklist

“This engaging and informative foray into farms of all kinds practically bursts with the creators’enthusiasm for their subject. Sorrentino’s boldly colored illustrations, comprised of collages with hand-painted papers and acrylics, capture the eye as surely as Watterson’s bouncy text captures the ear.” —The School Library Journal

Category: Picture Book, Nonfiction

English (Canada) rights, British Columbia Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation
English (World, excluding Canada) rights, Tricycle Press/Random House

For all other rights contact The Cooke Agency.

    Writer Carol Watterson first became involved in developing and creating children’s books when working at Raincoast Books as Associate Publisher. The collaborations with authors in developing their books gave Carol the skills, the background and the desire to create her own. While her heart is in the country, Carol happily tends a ‘reclaimed’ patch of land in the parking lot behind the Vancouver apartment she shares with her husband and two daughters.
    Illustrator Michela Sorrentino lives on a small farm on Salt Spring Island, in the Pacific Northwest. Her two children along with her menagerie of animals provide inspiration for her illustrations.