Did you know that an octopus has 3 hearts? How about that an elephant has 40,000 muscles in its trunk; or, that a herd of black rhinoceros is called a “crash”? Those little known facts, plus others, are in the Animal Alphabet book. You’ll find them inserted in a bit of poetry and an assortment of 26 animals and a few other things in this carefully researched, sometimes word-bending children’s/parents’ book. It is a significant cross-over departure from the usual ABC approach. The concept of the book is simple, give them something so they react, “I didn’t know that,” or with a smile and laugh-out-loud…or both.