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Rhymes and Illustrations: An Entertaining New Way for Kids to Learn Animal Group Names

Lee Clancey and Mary Rothermel have created a unique way to acquaint young readers with collective nouns for animals.


Cedar Rapids, Iowa – WEBWIRE
A Bale of Turtles
Written by Lee Clancey and Mary Rothermel
A Bale of Turtles Written by Lee Clancey and Mary Rothermel

A Bale of Turtles is an enchanting way for younger learners to be educated about the different names groups of animals are called.

A group of foxes is called a skulk. Owls form a parliament. Jellyfish make up a smack! A Bale of Turtles, written by Lee Clancey, brings a delightful way to learn about collective nouns for animals. This book was featured in the 2016 Bologna Childrenís Book Fair. The international event took place from April 4 to 7 at the Bologna Fair Centre, Bologna, Italy.

Illustrator Mary Rothermel applies her skills in painting naturalistic scenes of different animals. Playful and amusing, her paintings depict the known personalities of each animal in its habitat. Clancey and Rothermel portray the animal groups on land, in water, and in the air, using concise rhymes and whimsical illustrations.

A Bale of Turtles is an enchanting way for younger learners to be educated about the different names groups of animals are called.

A Bale of Turtles
Written by Lee Clancey and Mary Rothermel
Kindle | $3.99
Paperback | $16.95
Hardback | $25.95
Book copies are available at www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, and other online book retailers.

About the Author and the Illustrator

Lee Clancey served in numerous positions throughout her life, some of which include teaching high school English, serving as the first female mayor of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and managing her own small business, as well as business consulting.† She has always harbored the ambition to write her own book.

Mary Rothermel is a working artist who began her career as a printmaker. Her art helped her develop the patience to work through complicated subjects and designs. She is the illustrator of A Bale of Turtles.


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 A Bale of Turtles
 Lee Clancey
 Mary Rothermel
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