About Animal Antics: Bobby Baboon’s Banana Be-Bop
From Alexander Anteater to Zachary Zebra, it’s one adventure after another
for Alpha Betty’s students! Kids will enjoy learning letter sounds as
these zany characters find new friends, test their talents, go on exciting
explorations, and have a rip-roaring, super-sensational, totally
tremendous good time. Activities pages add to the fun!
Each book in Animal Antics A to Z:
• tells a humorous story children will relate to and want to hear again and again
• focuses on a si
ngle letter sound (phoneme)
• offers numerous opportunities for children to practice finding the phoneme at the beginning, middle, and end of many words
• includes a fun activity to stimulate children’s curiosity
Animal Antics A to Z
Author: Barbara deRubertis
Series author Barbara deRubertis’s understanding of how children learn and what engages their imagination has been acquired over her 33 years of experience as a classroom teacher and as an elementary school librarian. She has written numerous books for young children, including the ever-popular Let’s Read Together® series, about which School Library Journal said: “Story lines are silly and inventive, and recall Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat for the building of rhyming words.”
Barbara lives with her husband, Kim, on a farm in Cashmere, Washington, where they raise cherries and pears. Their five grandchildren provide lots of first-hand experience with the antics that inspire Barbara’s stories.
CLICK HERE to read more from Barbara, in her own words!
Artist: R. W. Alley
Award-winning artist R.W. Alley has illustrated over 100 books for children. He is best known for the Paddington Bear series by Michael Bond, Because Your Daddy Loves You by Andrew Clements, Tiger Can’t Sleep by S.J. Fore, and There’s a Wolf at the Door by Zoe Alley (Booklist and Kirkus Starred Reviews, NCTE Notable Children’s Book, and a Washington Post Best Book of 2008). Booklist said: “The cocky personalities of both animal and human characters are cleverly detailed in watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations that have a buoyant appeal.”
On his website, www.rwalley.com, Bob writes: “I have been making up stories and drawing pictures to illustrate them for as long as I can remember. In many ways, I still spend my days the same way I did when I was ten. This is somewhat confusing to my wife and children, but I don’t seem to be able to help myself.”