From Alexander Anteater to Zachary Zebra, it’s one adventure after another for Alpha Betty’s students. Get to know these zany characters as they find new friends, test their talents, go on exciting explorations, and have a rip-roaring, super-sensational, totally tremendous good time!

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 single 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

Barbara deRubertis has written more than 50 books for children, including Kane Press’s popular Let’s Read Together® series, about which School Library Journal wrote: Story lines are silly and inventive, and recall Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat for the building of rhyming words.

Teachers' Choice Awards

2012 Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family
2011 Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award for Children’s Books

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 Starred Review, NCTE Notable Children’s Book). He has received numerous starred reviews and awards for his works, including a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award for Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day by Kate McMullan.

Praise for Animal Antics A to Z

A great product for any class learning about letters!

—Teachers’ Choice Award reviewer

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.

—Madeline Gilbert, Librarian/Teacher, Mamaroneck Avenue School, Mamaroneck, NY
Series Details
  • Interest Level: Ages 3-8
  • Trim Size: 8.5" x 8.5"
  • Pages: 32
  • Book Features: 26 titles, Full-color illustrations, Activities Page
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