A is for Alligator, B is for Bear, and so on, right? Not in this book. The odd animals are taking over! It’s time to meet Aye-Aye, Fossa, Numbat, Xenops and more curious, yet real animals that are ready for their spotlight. Laugh along as they introduce the letters of the alphabet in their own odd way!
June Smalls has been making up stories since she only had pets and stuffed animals to share them with. With her first poem published in first grade, June got the writing bug and never quit. June is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and a lover of literature. She resides in Northern Virginia with her hubby, The Kid, and an ever-growing assortment of animals. When not writing, June is researching, visiting zoos or aquariums, reading, or trying to convince her hubby they have room for just one more pet.
Are all those animals real?
Yes, all of the Odd Animals introduced in the book are real animals from around the world. Some are endangered.
What do you hope is the main take-away of Odd Animal ABC’s?
I hope it sparks curiosity in young readers and makes them want to pick up more books. I want them to say, “The Okapi is cool, I want to know more!” or, “Where can you find a Pink Fairy Armadillo?” I hope this leads them to the nonfiction section of the library.