Welcome to a delectable alphabet adventure. While on your way to "Z is for Zatar," relish the savory Mustard, the aromatic Spearmint, and the spicy Wasabi. You'll also want to try the Kola, the Vanilla, and especially the Xocoatl!
Mouth-watering illustrations and informative, child-appealing text makes this a delicious treat for hungry readers.
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Jerry Pallotta is an award-winning author of children's alphabet books and imaginative fiction. His books combine interesting facts, detailed research, humor, and realistic illustrations that mesmerize children everywhere. Jerry lives in Boston, Massachusetts.From School Library Journal:
Grade 2-4-As in most subject-oriented alphabet books, there are either many choices for a letter or not enough. Pallotta deals with this dilemma by having two Gs, for ginger and garlic, and U for Uva-ursi, also called bearberry, which is eaten only by bears. The watercolor illustrations are sometimes informative, sometimes mysterious. If readers want to know why there are balls of yarn and an eye chart on the "F is for Fennel" page, they must go to the last page, "Artist's Notes," to find that fennel is used in dyes and is supposed to improve one's eyesight. The goal of this book appears to be to educate in a lighthearted style; but there is no consistency, and the brief text is often forced and pointless. There are many alphabet books that are enriching, or imaginative, or funny, or aesthetically pleasing; this one is none of the above.
Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME
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Book Description Charlesbridge Publishing, 1994. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP37974523
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97808810689934.0
Book Description Charlesbridge Pub Inc, 1994. Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0881068993
Book Description Charlesbridge Publishing, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: no dust jacket. Leslie Evans (illustrator). 1st. The Spice Alphabet Book: Herbs, Spices, and Other Natural Flavors by Pallotta, Jerry published by Charlesbridge Publishing in 1994 (1st edition, 1st printing). This illustrated Hardcover book is in overall Very Good condition for its age. Nicely illustrated by Leslie Evans. A former library book with typical markings, stamps and pocket. The pictures give a good overview of the condition, but in general, the condition rating of this book means it does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition for its age. No significant damage to the cover. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. May have very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Very minimal wear and tear. Specific comments regarding the condition: Illustrated cloth covered boards are clean (back cover has a few spots and remnant of library sticker), lightly scratched and scuffed. Edges very lightly worn. Corners and spine ends bumped. Library sticker taped to spine. Binding tight and attached to spine. Endpapers clean with just a library card sleeve and marks. Inside pages clean and crisp with just the faintest thumb creasing. Inside pages free of writing and marks. Library reinforced edition. No dust jacket. Unpaginated pages. More pictures can be made available for serious bidders. We have many other vintage and collectable books and other unique items in our store, so please check us out! #3340. #3340. book. Bookseller Inventory # 3340