R is for Rhode Island Red : A Rhode Island Alphabet Book - Alder & Alouette

R is for Rhode Island Red : A Rhode Island Alphabet Book

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Let’s visit and learn a bit about the charming state of Rhode Island in R is for Rhode Island Red: A Rhode Island Alphabet. It may be our smallest state but its presence is unmistakable -- rich in history, breathtaking beauty, and famous for its neighborhoods filled with character.

With every turned page readers will be treated to Rhode Island’s incredible scenery and have their many questions answered about our thirteenth state, such as details about their coastline and islands.
Readers will also learn how Rhode Island native Samuel Slater started the American Industrial Revolution, and what the quahog is.

R is for Rhode Island Red is Mark R. Allio's first children's book. He lives in Barrington, Rhode Island with his award winning illustrator wife, Mary Jane Begin who is also the illustrator of this charming book.



  • Written by Mark R. Aillo and illustrated by Mary Jane Begin.
  • Published by Sleeping Bear Press, September 1, 2005.
  • Ages 6 to 9 years
  • 0.43" H x 11.38" L x 9.3" W (1.12 lbs) 40 pages
  • Hardcover