Little Illinois

State birds, flowers, trees, and animals brought to board book form for the youngest book lovers. Toddlers will delight in these books filled with rhyming riddles framed by brightly painted clues, introducing elements that make each state so special.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level
Dewey 977.3
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Boardbook (9781585365371), PDF (9781627531832), Hosted ebook (9781627534918)
Copyright 2011, 2014
Number of Pages 20
Dimensions 7 x 5
Graphics Full-color illustrations

Author: Esther Hershenhorn

A celebrated children's author, teacher, workshop facilitator, and writing coach, Esther Hershenhorn admits S is for Story: A Writer's Alphabet is the book she wishes she'd owned as a little girl, when she tucked away her dream of writing children’s books someday.  She hopes her abecedarian telling offers young writers everywhere the tools and means to discover and tell their good stories well.  Esther currently lives in Chicago, where she teaches Writing for Children at the University of Chicago's Writer's Studio and the Newberry Library.  A lifetime reader who still reads like a writer, she serves on the Board of Advisors of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.  Visit her Web site at 

Illustrator: Michael Glenn Monroe

Award-winning wildlife artist Michael Glenn Monroe began his career at a very young age. A self-taught painter, Michael spends his time meticulously honing his craft, often teaching himself many new and unique techniques to add to his paintings.Michael began his publishing career with Sleeping Bear Press in 1999 when both Buzzy the Bumblebee and M is for Mitten: A Michigan Alphabet were released. His knowledge and experience with landscapes and wildlife were a perfect match for Mitten, as well as subsequent state alphabet titles (S is for Sunshine: A Florida Alphabet and L is for Last Frontier: An Alaska Alphabet).Michael and his wife, Colleen, share a home in Brighton, Michigan, with their three children, twins Matthew and Natalie and John, born in May 2001.

Full-color illustrations