Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Peppa Pig Phonics

Peppa Pig Phonics Set. Adapted by Lorraine Gregory. 2017. Scholastic. [Source: Review copy]

Premise/plot: The Peppa Pig Phonics Set is published by Scholastics. It features ten books and two workbooks. There are two books for each short vowel sound. The books for the short a vowel sound are: "Look At That Hat" and "Daddy Pig Can." The books for the short e vowel sound are: "The Best Pet" and "They Get Wet." The books for the short i vowel sound are: "Fix-it Daddy Pig" and "Peppa's Trip." The books for the short o vowel sound are: "Lots of Jobs" and "Mr. Fox's Shop." The books for the short u vowel are: "Fun in the Sun" and "Mummy Pig's Good Luck."

Each book is a story featuring short sentences.
Look at that hat. It is a crown hat. Look at that hat. It is a brown hat. Look at that hat. It is a tall hat. Look at that hat. It is a small hat. Look at that hat. It is a rain hat. Look at that hat. It is a train hat.
Peppa Pig has fun. She has fun in the sun. She has fun when she jumps. Jump, jump, jump! She has fun when she hunts. Hunt, hunt, hunt!
My thoughts: I feel the text is simple enough that young children could learn to read using this text. While the vocabulary is more limited when compared with other Peppa Pig stories, the characters are true in spirit to the original. And each book has a humorous ending. For example, in "Fun in the Sun" Peppa ends up having fun in the tub because she played in the mud. In "Look at that Hat," the last page shows Daddy Pig NOT wearing a hat, but, with a duck on his head. There's just enough humor to give this phonics set some life.


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