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Alison Ashley Formento

  • Bethany Beach Books 99 Garfield Parkway Bethany Beach, DE 19930 USA (map)

Meet Alison Ashley Formento, author of "This Tree Counts!," "These Bees Count!," "These Seas Count!" and the young adult novel, "Twigs."

These Seas Count!
Mr. Tate's class helps clean up a local beach and listens to the sea as it tells them about all the wildlife that make it their home. One whale, two giant sea turtles, three marlins . . . and more. Of course, the class discovers that "this sea counts!" These Seas Count! explores the environmental impact and importance of the seas, and how crucial it is to keep them healthy.

Alison Formento's gentle story and Sarah Snow's amazing collages combine for a powerful message about the environment and what we can do to preserve our oceans.

Join us on World Oceans Day, Sunday, June 8th at 11am for story time with Alison Ashley Formento!

"Captivated readers will imagine they feel the warm sun, salty ocean spray, and cooling breezes along with the students." --School Library Journal

"Formento once again underlines the value of the learning that takes place outside the classroom." --Publishers Weekly

"This useful addition to classroom units on ocean life and pollution is the sequel to This Tree Counts! (2010) and These Bees Count! (2012)." --Booklist (Online Review)


About Alison Ashley Formento

Alison Ashley Formento writes for children and young adults. Her multi-award-winning nature picture books include THIS TREE COUNTS!, THIS TREE, 1, 2, 3, THESE BEES COUNT!, THESE SEAS COUNT!, and THESE ROCKS COUNT! (Albert Whitman & Co.) Her freelance writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Writer, Parenting and several other publications. Alison's debut young adult novel, TWIGS (Merit Press/Adams Media) has been named "one of the fall's hottest reads," (2013) and was edited by NY Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard. For more about Alison visit her website:

Earlier Event: May 31
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Later Event: June 16
Jennifer Smith (& Joanna Philbin)