World's First Multi-National eBook! (Casting the Net from Au to Za)
Wombats and roos get great reviews
Young American children will learn about Australia's
kangaroos and wombats when their parents or grandparents read
them a delightful book released on October 1.
Written by Sallie O'Donnell, a 76-year-old Florida
grandmother and former teacher, Animals, Vegetables And Minerals
- From A To Z links an animal and a nutritional concept to each
letter of the alphabet, in a four-line verse.
"The humorous alliterative verses enhanced by the colorful
witty illustrations make learning about a healthy life style fun
for kids and delightful for parents to read to them," says the
publisher's blurb. "In view of the national concern about
childhood obesity this book is not only educational but
Reviewing an advance copy of the book, Laura Parente,
assistant principal of a New York intermediate school, said
"[It] has all the qualities of becoming a classic. Kids will
love it. Parents will love reading it to them."
Dr. Steven R. Sabat, Professor of Psychology at Georgetown
University, Washington, D.C. was even more enthusiastic. "There
is a Dr. Seuss quality to the humorous and educational verses
which teach healthy nutritional habits early in life," he said.
Responding to an email request, Sallie kindly gave us
permission to quote these Australian verses:
K for Kangaroo Vitamin K is the choice of the spry kangaroo
Chewing leafy green vegetables and alfalfa too.
She plans a long life filled with good health and
And will hop in the Olympics when she gets a bit
W for Wombat The wise wombat while wooing the weasel's wee
Took a might big sip from a glass of fresh water.
He did this quite often as one who does think
That there's no doubt that this is the world's
The paperback (list price $9.95) is available through
Amazon. Sallie offers to send autographed copies at no extra
charge to anyone buying the book through her