Get to know Alpha Betty’s class in the award-winning, 26-book alphabet series ANIMAL ANTICS A TO Z! From Alexander Anteater to Zachary Zebra, it’s one adventure after another. Zip along with these zany characters as they find new friends, test their talents, and have a rip-roaring good time!
Alexander wants to have an amazing act for the talent show. He can already stand on his hands—but can his pals help make his act even more fantastic? This series is a perfect read-aloud choice to help kids discover the joy of letter sounds and give them the phonics building blocks they need for reading success. With delightful illustrations by Paddington Bear illustrator R.W. Alley, ANIMAL ANTICS A TO Z is an excellent resource for parents and educators alike. Activities in each book plus free activities online add to the fun.
About the Author
Barbara deRubertis recently retired after 31 years of teaching elementary and middle school classes. She has written more than 50 books for children that have been published by Kane Press. Barbara and her husband live in Cashmere, Washington. R. W. Alley has illustrated over 100 books for children. He has received numerous starred reviews and awards for his works, including a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award.
“Bravo for Kane Press. Animal Antics A to Z is a superior alphabet series. The whimsical characters and wonderful illustrations will have children smiling, laughing, and wondering what will happen next, while learning to recognize letter sounds. A delightful and thoroughly original way to supercharge beginning readers.” —Roger Farr, Chancellor’s Professor, Emeritus, Indiana University; Past President, International Reading Association
“This splendid series lets little learners listen for letter sounds in lively literature! Animal Antics will engage children and encourage them to play with the sounds that make up words.” —Nancy L. Roser, Professor, Language and Literacy Studies, University of Texas, Austin
“Very original! Children will have fun discovering the alliterative words as they listen to the stories. The memorable characters and lively pictures have great kid appeal. . . My students enjoy reading the books with the letter of their first name as a motivator!”—Madeline Gilbert, Librarian/Teacher, Mamaroneck Avenue School, Mamaroneck, NY