ABC Shells by Mary Dougherty, Illustrated by Sandy Huston
This gorgeously illustrated children’s book is a delightful introduction to learning the alphabet through the splendor of Sea Shells. Each page is comprised of a unique and elegantly designed letter; a realistic hand painted Shell; a scientifically correct, rhyming verse, including fun similes and a creative illustration, whimsically complimenting each of the verses (back cover).
Mary recently visited Graves Library to share her new book ABC Shells with the children at Friday morning Storytime. Born in New Jersey and raised on the seashore of Sea Girt, she has loved the gifts that the sandy beaches present and wrote an anecdotal story of their namesakes. At the age of 70 Mary has five children and eight grandchildren who are dispersed along the East coast. Reading to children and sharing stories has always been one of her favorite pastimes. Ms. Dougherty has donated a signed copy of her book to Graves Library. ABC Shells can be found in the Children’s room and is a wonderful story for all ages to enjoy.