About Joan Hentschel

Author of the Aardvark to Zucchini Phonetic Alphabet Book, Joan Hentschel is an actuary with classroom experience teaching college algrebra and junior high art. She taught her youngest son to read via the method in this book. He subsequently won four spelling bees during his primary school years. This book evolved from 15 years of noodling on how to incorporate that reading method into a better reading mousetrap for children.