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Children's Fiction Words

Gran on a Fan

Silly Short Vowels

by (author) Kevin Bolger

illustrated by Ben Hodson

Publisher
HarperCollins
Initial publish date
Jun 2015
Category
Words, Beginner, Sounds, Humorous Stories
Recommended Age
4 to 8
Recommended Grade
p to 3
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780062285966
    Publish Date
    Jun 2015
    List Price
    $9.75

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Description

Written by elementary reading specialist Kevin Bolger, these short, wacky comics are designed to teach beginning readers the five short vowel sounds and will make anyone a fan of phonics. Zany, graphic illustrations from award-winning artist Ben Hodson and carefully controlled text make Gran on a Fan perfect for both beginners just learning to decode and for older or reluctant readers who need a refresher in foundational phonics rules.

Readers who are fans of Gran on a Fan can also brush up on their long vowel sounds with the companion book, Lazy Bear, Crazy Bear.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts

About the authors

Kevin Bolger, an elementary reading specialist who has taught primary and beginner readers for more than fifteen years, is the author of Zombiekins, Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger, and the three previous books in this beginner reader series: Gran on a Fan; Lazy Bear, Crazy Bear; and Fun with Ed and Fred. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.

Kevin Bolger's profile page

"Ben Hodson is an artist who loves a good adventure, like hiking the Rocky Mountains with rescued wild burros, living in a mountain village in Nepal, or drawing comics with youth in South Africa. These experiences bring inspiration and new perspectives to his craft. Ben illustrates mostly for children in books, magazines and textbooks. Ben is the 2004 recipient of the Glass Slipper Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Canadian Conference. He does presentations and workshops at local schools and libraries. Ben lives in Ottawa, Ontario, with his wife May and his daughter Zoe. Please visit his website at www.benhodson.ca."

Ben Hodson's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“New readers. . .will hardly be aware that they are supposed to be learning basic phonics because they will be giggling.” — Kirkus Reviews

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