Talking Tales Puppy's Bubble

Children - Educational
36 Pages
Reviewed on 04/02/2017
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Author Biography

Erica Graham is an award winning children's author. Graham graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with her Master of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology. She also holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. As a mother, Graham understands the difficulty parents have finding time to work on speech with their children. In her pursuit to create a fun easy way for therapists, children, and their parents to enhance speech development while promoting literacy, she has written a series of exciting children’s books. Each book focuses on a core sound used in the English language. Outside of writing and working as a Speech Language Pathologist, Graham enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and daughters, volunteering with the youth group at church, and a good cup of tea.

    Book Review

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.