Xavier Ox loves music. But sometimes his drumming is rather EXPLOSIVE! So Alpha Betty and Xavier's classmates start an exciting experiment to build an extra-strong xylophone—just for Xavier Ox.
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