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ABOUT THE BOOK
Written by Catherine S. Young
Illustrated by Victoria Gesner
Ages 3-6 | 48 Pages
Publisher: Practice Readers Books | ISBN-13: 9781778066702
Publisher’s Synopsis: Letter Sounds Abound is a friendly alphabet book that highlights big ideas about how written language works for preschool and kindergarten children. It focuses on the most common letter-sound relationships while helping children tune in to the fact that letters can make different sounds in different situations to avoid confusion for beginners. The rhyming text makes it fun for parents to read to their children time and again, while simple line drawings inspire imagination without competing for attention with text.
Teaching children to read is fulfilling, complex, and fun. As an educator, I understand how important it is to understand sounds of letters, blends of letters, and how letters form words. The book Letter Sounds Abound is a lovely book for reading practice for young children.
The rhyming verses will keep young ones attentive. Children will be able to quickly memorize the rhymes and learn as they are read to over and over. Many other reading books don’t make it clear that letters can have more than one sound.
The illustrations are cute and colorful, but serve a unique purpose. The way the letters are grouped in the artwork will help the child to see the sounds that match. Visual learners will memorize the blends much easier. This is a great book to use as parents want their children to practice reading over the summer months.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Catherine S. Young has spent her career putting research insights into practice across the spheres of education, public health, and electronics. The proud mother of three delightful developing readers, she founded Practice Readers Books to provide evidence-aligned books to support the unique needs of fledgling readers (and their parents) at school and at home.
For more information, visit https://practicereaders.ca/collections/alphabet-books.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Victoria Gesner (Pelletier) is an artist and educator based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She believes in making literacy and art affordable and accessible to all.
You can find some of her other artwork at Femme des Fleurs Art at https://www.facebook.com/femmedesfleurs.art/.
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