Backyard Tales

Backyard Tales Cover

Backyard Tales

By Ron Zalme (Illustrator)

Highlights for Children, Board Books, 9781590786468, 8pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2008

Spot, the family dog in the long-running Highlights\u00ae series "The Timbertoes," now stars each month in his own series in, "The Adventures of Spot," in Highlights High Five .Discover what happens whena caterpillar crosses Spot's path. Learn how Spot solves the problem of the big branch. And joine Spot as he hunts for just the rightfood for a curious, adventuresome little dog.With its bright illustrations and simple text, this sturdy board book will delight young listeners and inspire beginning readers.

About the Author
Letty Zalme-Case immigrated to the USA from the Netherlands at the age of 10, along with her parents, sister, and brother. The family settled in West Orange, NJ. After attending W. Orange public schools, she graduated from the Newark School of Fine & Industrial Arts. After several jobs in the advertising field, she studied with a NJ State Police unit and became certified as a Police Composite-Sketch Artist. Intrigued by Police work, she changed careers and joined the West Orange Police Department... a daunting task for a polio-survivor. She served as a patrolwoman, Juvenile Bureau investigator, and earned her Sharpshooter and Distinguished Expert status on the police pistol team. She retired from police work in 1991, and became a preschool teacher and Arts & Crafts Director at the West Orange Community House. It was at this time that she became interested in writing. Letty still resides in West Orange with her husband Jack, daughter Ashley, rescued shelter-dogs Chewy and Luke Skywalker... and several cats and birds.