The rhyming and phonics, both crucial elements of language development, will help children to develop critical language skills. But the children will not notice that they are learning as they read and sing along to the simple stories. They will be too busy giggling at the silly illustrations and dancing to the lively tunes. --Lyda Whiting, Awareness Magazine
The inclusion of a musical CD is ingenious. It elevates the books to more than a reading experience. By employing the musical CD, the author gives the teacher more tools for teaching. --Writer's Digest
This series of brightly-colored picture books is specifically designed for the amusement of children ages 2 to 8. The texts emphasize rhythm, rhyme and repetition, while each charming and lively volume is accompanied by the inclusion of a 5-minute musical audio CD. . . . Enthusiastically recommended. --Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Author Patricia Derrick, holds a BS and M.Ed in Education, University of Utah. Patricia has been writing children's rhyming verses for 30 years, using them in her Montessori schools. Those rhyming verses evolved into children's books. The original song on the accompanying CD, sings the words to the text of the book. By singing the song, the child is able to follow along with the words in the book. Soon the child is able to read along in the book.