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Children's Nonfiction Alphabet

Atlantic Animal ABC

by (artist) Angela Doak

Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
May 2017
Alphabet, General
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    May 2017
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    May 2017
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p


From Atlantic puffin to zooplankton, with lots of wild Atlantic Canadiana in between--like lobster, brown bat, moon jellyfish, porcupine, and more--Atlantic Animal ABCs is the perfect introduction for young ones to the region's wildlife.

With vibrant paper collage illustrations, Angela K. Doak's whimsical animal interpretations are a great teaching tool for introducing baby to alphabet and animals all at once, and leave lots of room for play!

About the author

Angela Doak is a collage artist and photographer. All of her work is done first as collage, made up of fabric, candy and gum wrappers, misprints, junk mail, and just about anything else that fits the image she's making. She is also the illustrator of Atlantic Animal ABC and My First Book of Canadian Birds. Angela lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with her husband and two children.

Angela Doak's profile page


  • Short-listed, Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration

Editorial Reviews

Readers will almost be able to feel the stiffness of the porcupine's quills or the warm softness of the doe sheltering her fawn. Doak captures the timidity of the vole, the tranquility of the bullfrog and the wariness of the fox. Some of the collages hint at a story in the making as the swimming otter twists upwards to catch a fish or the trout leaps into the air to snatch an unsuspecting fly.

Canadian Materials Magazine (Winnipeg, MB)

The gorgeous paper collage illustrations by photographer and collage artist, Angela Doak, make this board book eye catching and vibrant.

Resource Links (NF)

The 26-page children's book is educational in more than one way, and offers a piece of Doak's heart and creativity with teaching children.

Chronicle Herald (Halifax, NS)

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