Dr Kevin Smith, Professional Development Co-ordinator of the Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (PATOSS)
I would strongly recommend any educator, specialist teacher or parent to use this book which introduces the alphabet and the letter-sound correspondences so vital to successful reading development. It also presents the concepts and materials in a fun and topical manner which will hold the attention of the child.
Professor Maggie Snowling CBE, President of St. John’s College, University of Oxford
This is a lovely book! It is also special in embracing the important principle that language is the foundation of literacy. Complete with beautiful illustrations, and an important environmental message, the book acknowledges the need to build phonological awareness and oral language skills in concert. Parents and children can together enjoy activities including the key components of reading for meaning: phonological awareness, active listening, vocabulary enrichment, questioning, inferencing and story-telling. Based on the insights of two psychologists with extensive clinical experience, the book is aimed at children with dyslexia, acknowledging that many such children have language difficulties. However, the book can be recommended to all parents and grandparents who care about literacy.