What’s an Ail

A clever rhyming story for 3-5 year olds

What's an Ail book cover form the Read, Rhyme, Repeat series by Mary Barry and Emanuel Alba of Malbab Books. Imag shows a Baby Owl looking with eyebrow raised at an unusual creature peeping from behind a flowery bush


  • GBP: £ 7.99
  • CAD: C$13.91
  • EUR: €9.39
  • AUD: $15.33
  • NZD: $16.60
  • ZAR: R186.26
  • INR: ₹847.14

What IS an Ail?! And why do kids love him?

‘Ail’ is a made up creature that helps kids when they’re learning to read.

Professor Owl takes readers on a rhyming journey, to find words that have the ‘_ail’ sound. Snail, pail, tail!

Part of the “Read, Rhyme, Repeat” series, it helps your kids discover the joy and fun in reading.

An ideal book for beginner readers, who also adore the fun illustrations! It all works together to help make the ‘ail’ sound stick.

‘What’s an Ail?’ will not only improve literacy and reading skills, but it’s a perfect way to ignite your child’s passion for reading.

With quirky characters in fantastic colours created by Emanuel Alba, this is a book that children, parents, and especially teachers will ADORE. 😊


Paperback book

  • 216 x 216 mm. – 8.5″ x 8.5″
  • 32 pages

ISBN:  978-1-8383863-2-0