A Pacific Alphabet

A Pacific Alphabet
Written by Margriet Ruurs
Illustrated by Dianna Bonder
Whitecap Books, ISBN 1-55285-264-4

A zany, playful alphabet book celebrating the coast of the Pacific Ocean. From the top of Alaska to the tip of Mexico, the Pacific Coast of North America comes to life in this vividly illustrated alphabet book. From albatrosses and orcas to Zodiac boats, children can identify objects that start with each letter and read along with the lilting text. In addition, each illustration has the featured letter hidden within the colorful artwork, creating a challenge for older readers, too. Featuring forests full of fairies, singing seashells, and persnickety pirates, this is an alphabet adventure for the young and young at heart.

A Pacific Alphabet was #1 for 8 weeks straight on the BC picture books bestsellers list, and on the Canadian national picture books bestsellers list.

Shortlisting, Chocolate Lily Award
Shortlisting, Oregon’s Patricia Gallagher Award
White Ravens Selection, International Board of Books for Young People
Selected by B.C. Ministry of Education for Achieve BC and presented to all students starting Kindergarten

Rhymes are playfully appealing and colorful folk-art illustrations are packed with additional items starting with the same letter. Clever detail oriented readers will enjoy the challenge of identifying additional items.
– Quill and Quire Review

Related links
Activity sheet

Teaching Guide, created by Jan Keese: Pacific Alphabet Guide305

Available through all bookstores or email info@margrietruurs.com