Hello Reader！Science的「I Am…」系列，是探索大自然奧秘的最佳啟蒙書。
Scholastic I Am
It starts with a seed and grows. Apples are
delicious and can be used to make many tasty things.
Jean Marzollo was born and raised in Manchester, Connecticut.
She says, "As a child, I loved to read and sew dolls' clothes, one outfit after
another. I am a graduate of Manchester High School, the University of
Connecticut, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. After working as a
high school English teacher and editor of Scholastic's "Let's Find Out"
kindergarten magazine with Carol Devine Carson for 20 years, I began writing
children's books. I have written over 130 books, including the award-winning,
best-selling I SPY series for children, written completely in rhythm and rhyme.
Rhythm and rhyme are like music without the tune; they lure and excite the ear.
Children love rhythm and rhyme, and so do I. Do you know that I SPY actually has
the same rhythm as "Old Mother Hubbard" and also rap? I treasure the beautiful,
intricate photographs by Walter Wick in the I SPY books. When I wrote the first
I SPY book, I automatically thought of kindergarten children so everything that
I called for was concrete, something a 5-year-old can find. The result is a
hunting game that children and grownups can play together successfully.
Sometimes children are better than their parents! In recent years I took up
painting and have begun to illustrate my own "books on paper" and "books
online." You can see them on my website: jeanmarzollo.com. Writing and
illustrating picture books today is as much fun as sewing dolls' clothes was
when I was in third grade. As soon as I'm done with one book, I'm happily
compelled to start the next."
Jean Marzollo lives in Upstate New York.