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ABC Gulls

Hardcover, 32 pages, Children's, Ages 2-6

ISBN: 978-1-944762-08-7



About this Book:

ABC Gulls offers a playful look at the alphabet with a coastal twist. A cast of seagulls, from Admiral to Zeke, chronicles scenes from everyday island life. Little ones can start by learning letters and move up to sounding out individual words. Early readers will enjoy reading full sentences, and parents and grandparents will have fun reading the book out loud. Join our gulls as they get the grill going, jump off the jetty, and steal a sandwich!

ABC Gulls by Beth Rand

"Take a seaside location, add a colony of gulls and the alphabet, and the result is a clever abecedary . . .  [Kids will] get a kick out of these goofy gulls."
Kirkus Reviews

Debut author-illustrator Rand casts dozens of seagulls in a variety of roles in this alphabetic (and highly alliterative) outing, working in a crisp-edged style that resembles cut-paper artwork. Whether “having an afternoon adventure in an airplane” or taking “a trip around town in a tugboat,” the lanky seagulls, who look at readers with deadpan expressions, are an active bunch (“Vail and Varney value their vacation playing volleyball”). An author’s note explains that the seagulls are named after islands in Maine (except for the Q, U, and X entries), where the author lives, a detail that her fellow Mainers are likely to appreciate.
Publishers Weekly

April 6: ABC Gulls Book Launch Celebration

April 6: ABC Gulls Book Launch Celebration

Join Islandport Press to celebrate the launch of "ABC Gulls" and Peaks Island author and illustrator Beth Rand on Thursday, April 6, at Arabica Coffee, 9 Commerical Street in Portland, Maine, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There will be light refreshments and an opportunity to get a copy of our newest children's book signed by the author!

Beth Rand

About this Author

Beth Rand is a self-taught illustrator who has published her own line of greeting cards and a poster calendar featuring Maine imagery. Her first children's picture book, ABC Gulls, comes out in March 2017 fr



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