"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."
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.
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!