About Animal Antics: Bobby Baboon’s Banana Be-Bop

April 18, 2010 by Editor  
Filed under Featured Author, Featured This Week

Animal Antics is a FUN series from Kane Press written by Barbara Derubertis.  Remember to ENTER TO WIN!

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.

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3 Responses to “About Animal Antics: Bobby Baboon’s Banana Be-Bop”
  1. Florence Robinsonw says:

    I would like to order Barbar Derubertis book. I’d also like to get the bonus books. How do I do that?

  2. admin says:

    It’s a bonus entry to win Barbara’s book, Florence! Enter to Win by clicking on the Enter to Win button. Winners will chosen Sunday!

  3. Nat Read says:

    I am such a fan of this author! As an author myself, and someone who worked with Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss), I am in awe those who sit at the mountaintop of writing for children, and Barbara de Rubertis is second to none in this rarified realm. The proof is in the reaction of the readers themselves. My 3-year-old grandson cannot get enough of Barbara de Rubertis. He fishes out the chosen book of the evening and cannot wait for it to be read to him. I’m sure that as he begins to read by himself, he will be dog-earing and wearing out his de Rubertis library. This new series is yet another triumph from an already triumphant children’s author.

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