"To young children and all those young at heart, the Apples and Animals Series will bring a smile and laughter to all who read them."
"Ken Berry has been known by the children of Topeka as a man who has worked hard to become the best he can be in professional sports. With his first two children's books, Artie the Awesome Apple and Clyde the Clumsy Camel, Ken continues to touch children through stories that are heartwarming and have a positive problem and solution theme. Andy Valdivia's illustrations are vibrant and even contain pictures of our capital city, Topeka, in Clyde the Clumsy Camel."
"The Apples and Animals Series are wonderful books that not only appeal to children creatively, but also teach lessons in a fun and engaging way. Parents and kids alike will enjoy the adventures of Artie, Clyde and others."
"The Apples and Animals books made me smile and laugh out loud. What a creative and unique way to teach children life lessons. These books are a must have for any grandparent and grammar school teacher. I�m looking forward to the next one in the series!"
"Artie the Awesome Apple is a perfect book for a first or second grade class science project. Apples of different kinds, shapes, sizes and colors. Everything from seeds to trees and grafting. Clyde the Clumsy Camel beautifully illustrates that even with a handicap you can still be successful."
Ken Berry played for 4 major league teams from 1965-1975: The Chicago White Sox, California Angels, Milwaukee Brewers and Cleveland Indians. He won the Gold Glove award as a center fielder for the White Sox in 1970 and Angels in 1972 and was a member of the 1967 All-Star team. Ken finished his 11-year career with a fielding percentage of .989. Nicknamed "The Bandit", he was known for his ability to rob hitters of a home run.
Ken recently finished a 26-year career as a minor league coach, manager and roving instructor working with hitters, outfielders and baserunners.
He loves fishing and listening to Rock & Roll music. His home is in Topeka, Ks.
Andy is a graduate of Kansas State University. He worked in the teaching field for over 30 years and is now retired.
He is an avid artist, muralist, and tennis player. He lives in Topeka, KS with Patti, his wife of 39 years.
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