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Project: Publishing Dinosonics with Dinolad and Friends


Project: Publishing Dinosonics with Dinolad and Friends

World Premiere performances @PoetryEvent of “My Hat”


Performance of ‘My Hat’

IMAGE OF LEARNING


IMAGE OF LEARNING

Storytelling Hut design


Storytelling Hut design

The Green Show


The Green Show

Collecting Fruit Wrappers and Stickers


Collecting Fruit Wrappers and Stickers

Knucklas Castle (Gallery of artwork)


Knucklas Castle (Gallery of artwork)

The little book inside some Little People Books begins a new story


The little book inside some Little People Books begins a new story

We drive words to work


For words to succeed, they must now leave the page.

Helping blind parents to teach their sighted children to read.


Helping blind parents to teach their sighted children to read.

Project with English Literacy Foundation


Project with English Literacy Foundation

Storyboarding a Children’s book.


Storyboarding a Children’s book.

Knowall


Knowall

Stanley, Paul. Author


Stanley, Paul. Author

Animator : Doug Wilson


Animator : Doug Wilson

THURSDAY October 31st 2019

Listen to BELLARACH – our Halloween Tale

The function of telling your story


The function of telling your story

School Talkabout on Water Pollution


School Talkabout on Water Pollution

School Talkabout on: Life’s Adventures


School Talkabout on: Life’s Adventures

School Talkabout on: FOODS / How are we going to Feed the World?


School Talkabout on: FOODS / How are we going to Feed the World?

School Talkabout on: The loss of Wild Ocean Food


School Talkabout on: The loss of Wild Ocean Food

School Talkabout on: Sharing the Differences


School Talkabout on: Sharing the Differences

School Talkabout on Over Fishing


School Talkabout on Over Fishing

School Talkabout on the Hidden World of Drains


School Talkabout on the Hidden World of Drains

School Talkabout on ‘What’s Fair and NOT Fair’


School Talkabout on ‘What’s Fair and NOT Fair’

World of Water Volunteering (at HoBB Field Centre)


World of Water Volunteering (at HoBB Field Centre)

Story Capturing at Spring Greens Fair
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Whitton School. 300 years of history

https://thehobb.tv/000332
Creating Mind Maps

WoW Schools Outreach workshops


WoW on the topic of AIR in 2019 after our successful Schools Outreach workshops with nine schools in 2018

Chat Café


Chat Café

Eddy Champion


Eddy Champion

Animator, Dominic Osbourne, tackles disability and obesity subject –


Animator, Dominic Osbourne, tackles disability and obesity subject –

Project: Theatre Production Idea in the Wings (Working Title: KK & GM)


Project: Theatre Production Idea in the Wings (Working Title: KK & GM)

Chi and Cochi


Chi and Cochi

Making your watering hole a total ‘entertainment experience’


Making your watering hole a total ‘entertainment experience’

ebooks to unfold, jump and dart about on your screen


ebooks to unfold, jump and dart about on your screen

Early WoW Publishing 1978 – 1983


Early WoW Publishing 1978 – 1983

Stories Live and in the Making


Images of stories in the making


Latest News

We are looking for a new edgy animator to help us put three of our stories onto the indie screen circuit. If that’s you, or you just want to get into animation and film editing, come and create some films with us. Contact us anytime.

 

 

 

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22 phonemes fully decodeable storybooks for Early Readers

000229PROJECT:
Improving English literacy in primary schools.

With the English Literacy Foundation, we have developed five fully decodeable storybooks. These books are  very useful tools for keen pre-school readers because every word used in them is simple to pronounce once you know the easiest 22 sounds (phonemes) in the English language.

The books do include a few long words but even these have been carefully selected so that the new reader can work out exactly how to pronounce them by themselves.

When I was still at primary school I took great delight in learning the longest word in Welsh (Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch) and every class mate on seeing Mary Poppins had memorised: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.  I still don’t know what it means but such long words are irresistibly efficacious and can dumb fuddle the wisest of parents.

Author, Dr. J. Ford found the five stories a challenge to write because words like “the” could not be used. Although simple, it is hard to pronounce “the” when you are just starting on the road to mastering the English language.

“We want every young enthusiastic reader to be able to pick up any of our five books and read them from cover to cover without the help of an adult, and that’s the sure way to engage young minds and give them a sense of achievement. After reading one book, without assistance, the new avid reader will be hungry for more.”

As most of the best selling books for very early readers include some hard words, we went in the opposite direction and just used the easiest words to create a more relaxed and enjoyable reading experience.

Posted by Grant.


 

ELF books (22 phonemes) published by littlepeoplebooks.co.uk

  • PROJECT UPDATE >
    On Amazon the first title “On Robin Hill” (Paperback) sells at £7.99p+ £2.80 (UK delivery)
    Amazon are listing an “Orange Second Series” title “Mister Porter’s Alarm Clock” (Paperback) £5.17p+ £2.80 (UK delivery) which was only ever printed in demo.  form. Ten copies of this exist Worldwide which may explain why they are being offered by some collectors at a far higher price.
  • As some of the characters from the first five books make a come back appearance in a series of ten books written using all 44+ phonemes, all reprinted covers of the first five include the words “22 Phonemes” in bold.

 

  • Early  comments:

Julie Craddock “an avid reader” on 27 May 2009
“The kids loved it. THEY read to ME for a change. I liked the pictures but the story was way above my intellectual level! Now I am being nagged to get more books in the series. A boxed set would be nice then I wouldn’t have to check which they have got already. I think this is going to be a kind of 21st century Beatrix Potter collection.”

anotherreader on 16 January 2009
“At last a proper phonic reading scheme. Real stories with carefully chosen vocabulary. The pictures are fabulous. Highly recommended.”

V. Linnetton 29 May 2009
“I bought this book as I wanted to provide more fiction stories that my son can read himself. However, the words may be phonetic, but are not the sort used in everyday life. I think it is unreasonable to expect a child to read words that he has never heard of, just because they can be sounded out.  I shall stick to Kipper, Floppy and the Oxford Reading Tree



Foreign Right buyers:
Primary and secondary worldwide rights, including movie rights, television rights, merchandising rights, foreign translation rights and new technologies rights available.