Published by Bright Owl Books
Summary: Snails Kate and Nate try to figure out how to transport their homemade birthday cake to Grandpa Jake while avoiding a snake they’ve seen. After missing a plane and a train, they take a boat and sail across the lake. When they get there, Grandpa Jake introduces them to his best friend–the snake! This is part of a series that introduces kids to different phonetic sounds. In case you can’t figure it out from my description thus far, the sound featured here is the long A. 40 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: A fun and somewhat unique way to introduce and reinforce phonics. The illustrations are photos of fabric creations that may inspire kids to try to craft their own.
Cons: These only seem to be available in paperback and library bindings. At $21 each for the hardcovers, I’m probably going to pass on them for my library.