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Gran on a Fan: Silly Short Vowels

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  24 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Written by elementary reading specialist Kevin Bolger, these short, wacky comics are designed to teach beginning readers the five short vowel sounds and will make anyone a fan of phonics. Zany, graphic illustrations from award-winning artist Ben Hodson and carefully controlled text make Gran on a Fan perfect for both beginners just learning to decode and for older or reluc ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published June 23rd 2015 by HarperCollins
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Margaret Chind
Written. To type. Arc. These Canadians have got it!


Gran on a Fan (Silly Short Vowels) 5 stars

Notes: Edelweiss illustrations
Juvenile Fiction/Readers/Beginner
Ages 4-8 Preschool-3rd Grade
summer reading lists
40 Hardcover

I started with Silly Short Vowels and these Canadians have got it! Super silly (yet not vulgar, yay! - often silly = ugh). My K5 is reading it now with facial expressions galore at the silly antics. I think this is delightful, maybe a little long for one sitting, but working on on
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Dec 10, 2015 Erik This Kid Reviews Books rated it it was amazing
What I Thought- These are great books. I really like the unique idea of using comics to teach kids about the vowel sounds. The mini-stories in the books are hilarious and crazy – in a good way, of course! My favorite(s) is in the Gran on a Fan book. Nell falls into a well early on, and nobody gets her out. The last few pages of the book? The return of Nell! I laughed out loud when I read that. Mr. Hodson’s illustrations are great attributes to the story, putting even more humor into the book. ...more
Oct 01, 2015 Elaine rated it it was ok
Silly indeed in both text and illustrations, Gran on a Fan offers its beginning readers and their teachers/families a tool for vowel sound word families. Gran tans on a van, she pats a cat who is grabbed by Matt. A sub is in the tub with Mutt, Pop jogs by a shop robbed by a mob, and Nell fell in a well. Word lists are included at the end of the vowel stories. Useful and pair-able with Seuss’s Hop on Pop.
Jun 08, 2016 Phoenix rated it it was amazing
SO FUNNY! I love them more than my daughter but she enjoys seeing me laugh when she reads and really enjoy that she is learning at the same time.
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