Discover the magical world of Robert Stanek's Bugville Critters today! Stanek, acclaimed author of the popular children's books The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches and Journey Beyond the Beyond, has selected an irresistible combination for this age group--loveable critters and exciting learning adventures. In this story, Buster introduces the 26 letters of the alphabet and sounds for reading. The wonderfully-crafted story is paired with energetic illustrations and playful examples that help children discover just about everything they need to learn about letters to be successful readers, including letter shapes and sizes, consonant and vowel sounds, and the sounds of common letter blends. This rollicking learning adventure is sure to be a favorite with the storytime crowd. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert Stanek is the highly-acclaimed author of more than fifty books for young people and adults. He was born in Burlington Wisconsin and is the second youngest of five children. As a former military man, his distinguished accomplishments during the Gulf War earned him nine medals, including the USA's highest flying honor, the Distinguished Flying Cross. Robert has won many awards from his colleagues and the publishing industry. Currently, he resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and children.