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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Talking Tales: Puppy’s Bubble by Erica Graham is a charming storybook for children as it targets some of the earliest developmental sounds of the English language. Puppy wakes from his nap and sees a bubble. He gets up and notices the bubble is gone. Puppy runs around the corner, looking for the bubble, and he runs into his Dad, Mom, and Nana, but cannot find the bubble. He sits down and suddenly notices a lot of bubbles. Puppy is very happy. He tries to bite them and they go ‘pop.’ Now all the bubbles have disappeared again and Puppy is wondering where they have all gone.
The creative way in which the author has introduced the topic is helpful to all child readers in developing their speech. The illustrations give clarity to the author’s concept. It is a good book for parents, educators, and therapists to use with children in working on their speech. There are many sounds in the story which are helpful to speech therapists to enable them to teach children words like pop, bubble, Mama, Nana, and Daddy easily. The story is an excellent way of helping children improve on their speech development, and the manner in which it is done is fun, interactive, and refreshingly original. The puppy’s adventure teaches young readers to learn new sounds and this cute story is insightful and encouraging to children.