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Leonora, author of "Candy Caper" and "A Colorful Place," teams up with her sister and illustrator, Brenda Burgard, to bring the letters of the alphabet to life in her new children's book, "A Menagerie of Characters" (published by Trafford Publishing). This title has been selected for inclusion in the Gold Seal program, which recognizes excellence in writing and overall potential.

One morning, Mr. Bottomly goes out for his routine stroll and passes the Victoria Zoo. The zookeeper welcomes him and begins their tour, taking him through the alphabet with each animal they visit.

Readers laugh and learn along with Mr. Bottomly as he meets all the animals, from Alfonse the able-bodied anteater to Zachary the zebra with letter Z's from around the world. Mr. Bottomly thanks the zookeeper and promises to return to visit the next day.

Packed with colorful pencil illustrations, "A Menagerie of Characters" teaches young readers the alphabet while providing entertainment. Leonora hopes to instill a love of letters and language in her readers.

"A Menagerie of Characters"
By Leonora
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 34 pages | ISBN 9781490728612
E-Book | 34 pages | ISBN 9781490728629
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Leonora is a medical laboratory technologist and a full-time associate real estate broker. She has published "Magical Mystical Baubles and Bubbles," "A Colorful Place" and "Candy Caper." Her fans are awaiting the release of "Constance Confetti: A Party Animal," to be published in 2015.

Brenda Burgard was asked by Leonora to create the 28 pages of pencil illustrations for her new children's book. "A Menagerie of Characters" is her first book.

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