Each of this series of five large-format, fun rhyming books focuses on a different vowel sound. The "flip-the-pages" help children to learn how to build new words easily. The Big Books are ideal for sharing with a whole class of beginning readers and building words with consonant-vowel- consonant patterns. The "Hawkins Rhyme and Read" books are recommended support material for the National Literacy Strategy.
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"Reminiscent of Dr Seuss in its rhyming silliness. Fun, and a painless way to absorb some phonics and a sight vocabulary." - ALA Booklist --ALA Booklist
"The Pat the Cat books are some of the best materials I know for developing early literacy skills. Not only are they great fun, but they introduce children - in a painless and playful way - to the patterns underpinning our writing system." - Sue Palmer - Educational Consultant --Sue Palmer - Educational Consultant
"...just the thing for beginner readers as they help your children learn in a completely painless way." - Parents Magazine --Parents Magazine
Colin and Jacqui - a husband and wife team - are top children's writers and illustrators in the UK. Colin Hawkins was educated at art school in the north of England and then worked as an illustrator/designer for the Daily Express before working on magazines and in advertising. Jacqui Hawkins was trained as a graphic designer at Goldsmiths College. In 1979 the two had the idea to begin illustrating children's books together. Since then, Colin and Jacqui have created some of the most exciting books for children available today.
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Book Description Puffin Books, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140505644
Book Description Puffin Books, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140505644