This Florida alphabet book is packed with almost 200 facts about Florida personalities, history, geography, nature, and culture. Hundreds of photos and drawings illustrate the text written at grade levels 4 through 6. In H, you will learn about the Horse Conch, a marine mollusk whose pink and orange shell was named the state seashell in 1969. In L, read about Love Bugs that appear in Florida spring and fall and bump into cars, leaving a sticky mess. In V, learn about Vizcaya a villa built in 1916 in Miami and Valencia Oranges, which make up about half the Florida orange crop.
Susan Jane (Ryan) Judson has been a Florida elementary school teacher for more than thirty years, as well as a consultant on several award-winning activity guides for Florida State University's Energy and Environmental Alliance. She has also written several environmental books for children.