April 27, 2018

X is for Xenops

The xenops is another bird that clings to trees
            and pecks,
But the coolest thing about it is, its name
            begins with X!

        Okay, so I didn’t make up the xenops and indeed it’s not fictional at all, but it is a character in one of my books: my alphabet of animals.

        Xenops from Amazing, Beguiling, Curious: 26 Fascinating Creatures, an alphabet book for ages 3-8.  More information here, or “Look inside” at Amazon.

[Picture: Xenops, rubber block print by AEGN, 2009.]

A-Z Challenge, all posts for the letter X.


Deborah Weber said...

Your art is a delight, and this carving print is no exception.

Kristin said...
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Kristin said...

Your choice is original. I have not seen a Xenops for X before.

Anne E.G. Nydam said...

I didn't know about xenops either, until I went searching for an X creature for my alphabet of animals.