Gr 1-3- As in Punctuation Takes a Vacation (2003) and Nouns and Verbs Have a Field Day (2006, both Holiday House), Pulver and Rowe tackle another grammar lesson with humorous examples and whimsical illustrations. The students in Mr. Wright's class have decided that they have had enough of silent letters; they can't be heard and they make spelling too tough. After listening to their complaints, their teacher urges them to email the local newspaper to demand the banning of silent letters. When the letters find out, they decide to escape from the missive and teach the class a lesson. The editors of the newspaper respond with an editorial criticizing the children's "poor" spelling, whereupon the letters reappear to convince the youngsters of their importance and that practice will make the children better spellers. The acrylic cartoon art floats in mid-air against a vivid blue background, yet the usage depicted in each example is clearly matched with the speech each letter is trying to make. This topic could have easily resulted in a didactic lesson, but the story line and examples of silent letters or letter pairs appearing in everyday words lighten the presentation.-Lynne Mattern, Robert Seaman School, Jericho, NY
Silent Letters Loud and Clearby Lynn Rowe Reed (Illustrator), Robin Pulver
Wretched...dumb...a pain! Mr. Wright's class thinks silent letters should be banned because they make spelling too tricky. but when the unappreciated letters decide to go on strike, the class realizes how important the letters really are. Both new and experienced spellers will appreciate this dynamic book from the creators of Punctuation Takes a Vacation and Nouns and Verbs Have a Field Day.
"Pulver and Reed tackle another grammar lesson with humorous examples and whimsical illustrations."
- Holiday House, Inc.
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- 10.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 6 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Lynn Rowe Reed lives in Indiana.
Robin Pulver is the author of Punctuation Takes a Vacation, Nouns and Verbs Have a Field Day, and Silent Letters Loud and Clear. She lives in New York State.
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The author uses a funny way to let the kids understand how important the silent letters are. When I read the book with my kids, I couldn't help laughing. It was really funny, but it also let us realize why we couldn't skip the silent letters. My kids also love this story! We laughed together when we read this book.