An Exciting New Children's Book Educating Six to Ten Year Olds About Endangered Species

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John Altson, in his second published work, has created a book which instructs children about many wonderful and endangered animals. In an attempt to create “not just another children’s animal book”, John Altson has written “The A to Z of Forgotten Animals”, a book which celebrates twenty-six of the world’s most exotic creatures.

Cover of "A to Z of Forgotten Animals"

"I love this book. I have always enjoyed alphabet books and especially this one. The pages are laid out consistently, the pictures are funny and imaginative, the rhymes are cute and I think they would make kids giggle."

John Altson, in his second published work, has created a book which instructs children about many wonderful and endangered animals. In an attempt to create “not just another children’s animal book”, John Altson has written “The A to Z of Forgotten Animals”, a book which celebrates twenty-six of the world’s most exotic creatures.

According to John Altson, “There are many wonderful books for children about dinosaurs, teddy bears and other furry creatures. I wanted to tell children about wildlife they may never have heard of - from aardvarks to zebus. I wanted to get children to giggle with my use of alliteration and poetry while, at the same time, educating them about the very real threats of extinction. And, because of a unique marketing arrangement with ARKive.org, I was able to create an interactive version of the book with links to live animal videos."

John Altson had two goals in writing the book:
·    To educate children about some rare and unusual animals
·    To raise awareness about the current threats of extinction, the extent to which the species are endangered

One may visit http://www.johnaltson.com for details on purchasing autographed copies of the book and purchasing the interactive version. On this same website there are reviews, and information on other books he has written. “The A to Z of Forgotten Animals” is available at http://www.amazon.com and other fine bookstores.

About the Author:
This is John Altson’s second book. John published “What Happened to Grandpa? A child views the hereafter through the world’s major religions” in 2009. John has written a number of unpublished works including stories for his children and a number of poems. John had a popular newspaper column, “Writing for the Halibut”; his column additionally appeared in a number of websites. John has a degree in mathematics from Hunter College in New York City and is a member of Pi Mu Epsilon, the Mathematics Honor Society. John has been called upon to be a guest lecturer at Harvard University.

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