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Talking Tales: Cricket's Guitar

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When Teri hears a small voice calling her, she never would have guessed who she would meet...a cricket! But not just any cricket. This cricket has a guitar. He is hoping that Teri can help him replace a broken string on his guitar. Will Teri's creative thinking be able to help cricket, or will cricket never play his guitar again? This engaging story is a great tool for any ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 16th 2016 by Skyrai Publishing
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Angel
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I thought this was the most adorable and inspirational book of 32 pages for kids. I read it in one sitting. I wished I could've read it to my nine year old son, since it has three of his favorite things involved reading, pictures and music, but it was his bedtime and he had already gone to sleep before I started reading it. I like the fact that the little girl Teri was kind enough to help the cricket with his dilemma. I laughed toward the end when Teri finally found a solution to the cricket's p ...more
Michelle Stanley
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Talking Tales: Cricket’s Guitar is an educational story for young children by Erica Graham. When one of the strings broke on Cricket’s guitar, he asks Teri if she can help him replace it. Teri is willing to help and gives Cricket a tiny string from the craft table. He says it is too big and he needs a teeny tiny string.

Teri wonders where she can find the right size and remembers her dad’s fishing string. But that is still too big for the guitar.
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Melanie Adkins
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Terri hears a very small voice and finds a cricket talking to her. The cricket is sad because he broke a string on his guitar and doesn't have a replacement. With Terri's help, the cricket searches for a new string. You'll never guess what actually works.

Another teaching tool for parents. This time it's help with speech. Well written and geared toward children who struggle with sounds, this book is amazing. I found the story to be creative and the characters fun and engaging. Your child will b
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Carole P. Roman
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cricket's Guitar is a tongue-twister of a tale aimed to remind children of all the ways we use the letter 't.' Graham creates the story of a cricket's search for the perfect guitar string and Teri's inventive mind trying different materials from fishing string to dental floss. The perfect solution presents itself when she plucks a hair from her head and Cricket can once more entertain the world with his beautiful music. Short and sweet, "Talking Tales: Cricket's Guitar," makes use of words to ex ...more
Chris Meads
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a cute book about a cricket, a broken guitar string on his guitar, and the young girl who helped him. It's a wonderful happy story with colorful pictures.

One thing that is great about this book is that it teaches children who have trouble pronouncing the letter "T". This is one wonderful way of teaching children with language difficulties, and also makes them feel a part of the story as well.

I had a son who had speech therapy as a child. I wish books like this were around when he was gr
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Frau Di
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Not only is this an entertaining story but it is a great way to help with my grand-child's speech development. We enjoyed going cricket's adventure as he tries to fix his broken guitar... The author, a speech therapist, introduces around 80 examples of the "t" sound throughout the book. It has a very cute ending as well.
I am looking forward to reading the other books in the series with my grandchildren!
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Rebecca Tran
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cricket's Guitar is a children's book that helps children develop their language skills. In this case the ability to pronounce the letter "T". Graham uses a fun and lively story about a sad little cricket with a broken guitar string. He asks a young girl for help finding a new one and it's quite a challenge.
The pictures in this book are fun and charming. But, it's the story that steals the show. The repetitive nature of the story draws children in. They love adding to the sentence with each new
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Vicki
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent use of the T sound and story

As a parent and grandparent I have seen the struggles of teaching correct letter usage. This story while emphasizing the letter T also provided a cute tales that will interest and capture the child's attention. The illustrations were pretty and followed the story very well this combination of teaching and entertaining is a solid success
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Hannah
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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A magical story of music and talking insects, this melodious book will stay with you!
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Erica Graham graduated from Southern Illinois University of 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, Erica understands the difficulty caregivers have finding time to work on speech with their children. In her pursuit to create a fun easy way ...more

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