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Talking Tales Puppy’s Bubble – Erica Graham


★★★ ½

When puppy woke up from a nap, he saw a bubble.

And so begins the tale of a little puppy on a big adventure.

The little bubbles are a curiosity to him and they look like fun – even though they keep disappearing!

Well, what’s a little puppy to do except try to find them! And…scare them?

Puppy hopped around the corner.

Will puppy ever find all the bubbles?

Overall, I thought this was a cute, short book.

As with the rest of the Talking Tales series, this book is designed to be an early tool to help children learn how to pronounce different sounds.

The author, who has her Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, has spent much of her time to find a fun way for caregivers and speech therapists to help children learn and recognize different sounds.

At the beginning of the book, there is a little introduction for the reader (i.e. adult) about the goal of this book:

Early Sounds
b, p, m, n, d, and h

This book is supposed to encourage babbling – when a child is just stringing together lots of noises prior to making words.

Adults are also encouraged to emphasize individual sounds using their mouths the shape of the words as they read it and if the kid toddles off to do something else, to keep reading because often the child is still listening.

The story itself definitely contains a lot of emphasis on the early sounds. As an adult reading this story, I think I would have preferred a bit more of a plot though the targeted age range likely won’t notice.

The illustrations, which in my opinion, often make or break a picture book work pretty well. The puppy is certainly cute!

Though, I wish there was a bit more of a background to help visually stimulate/hold the attention of the little ankle biters.

All in all, I did enjoy it this book! It was rather cute and adorable!

Ps. The puppy deserved a million bubbles.

with thanks to the author for a free copy in exchange for an honest review

Interested in this one from Erica Graham? Buy it here:  Amazon

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