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on 10 July 2011
This is the first of two Funny Phonics and Silly Spelling books by Letts (distributed under the Lecki label in Scotland) and is a good supplement to the work done in primary school. The thing to remember with these titles is that they are a supplement to, and not a replacement for school work, and could be considered as 'addition homework'.

Each 2-page spread covers one are of Phonics, and rather than focus on rote learning of phonics patterns, they put the subject into context by building the phonetic patterns into everyday usage, for example a section focuses on vowels, and how they appear in words.

The major downside of this book and in fact a great number of books in this series (see my other reviews) is the limited amount of exercises for the child. Each subject has 4-5 exercises of various types and this is enough to give an overview rather than in depth practice, if a child doesn't pick up the topic in a single hit then you will need to find additional information elsewhere.

I have used these with a 7-year old as revision in the basics and they found them fun and useful. I think though, that is the key to these books, they are a revision aid rather than a teaching aid and sometimes other books/resources will be needed to support this book.
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VINE VOICEon 16 August 2009
This is a great workbook to use at home to encourage early writing skills. Follows the same phonics that are used at school so won't confuse children. Recommended.
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on 24 January 2014
I have trouble engaging my son in these kind of exercises, but give him witches, dragon and frog ...he sat straight down and did a third of the book with out my assistance..wow...and he asked me to check and together we put stars on the pages and certificate.
Fantastic. Year 1 teacher will be happy when she sees this. I recommend as it does engage them, and the colours and little stories the characters tell is wonderful. Thank-you :)
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on 17 March 2013
A very good product which is well set out and interesting for children. It would be great if there were more pages to reinforce what your child is learning but at the end of the day, it's only a tool to help you and it would also be great if Letts did more of these. However, highly recommended!
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on 15 October 2015
Recommended, written in a really great style that engages even the more unwilling learner!
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on 23 February 2015
superb my son loves it
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on 19 July 2013
Shockingly poor quality....indicative of of a cavalier disregard on the supplier's part, I fear. Don't order second hand books from A, if they're for young kids.
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on 23 November 2015
great
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