The Vowel Family:
A Tale of Lost Letters
About the Book
Pm nd Sm’s vwl-lss lvs are enriched in a vowel-happy way with the births of their five children: Alan, Ellen, Iris, Otto, and Ursula. The children, their pets (long and short vowel sounds) and Aunt Cyndy, who sometimes joins their fun, like to play with words. They know that WORD CHOICE is important!
Awards and Recognition
- Book Links Lasting Connections of 2008
“Children are sure to enjoy the goofy story, which lends itself to group decoding as vowels are gradually introduced. Luthardt’s bright illustrations, featuring people with cartoonish balloon heads, ably echo the story’s silliness. This clever approach to learning vowels will prove far more fun than just the basic recitation that’s commonly taught Grades 1–3.” (Booklist)
written by Sally M. Walker
illustrated by Kevin Luthardt
Carolrhoda Books, Jan 2008
40 pages, ages 5 and up
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