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
An early reader on the benefits of fire and fire
safety explains how fire is used for such good purposes as cooking and lighting
up birthday cake but cautions youngsters about the dangers of fire out of
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.