The B on your Thumb by Colette Hiller and Tor Freeman

The B On Your Thumb a book of 60 poems to boost reading and spelling. A hilariously collection of rhymes to help children ages 5+ learn how to read and spell. Wonderful anthropormophic and unforgettable letter-characters from Tor Freeman will delight children and provide an aid for those who struggle with learning these rules. The B On Your Thumb could become the book every family has on their bookshelf. Each poem teaches a specific sound, spelling, or rule. Using rhythm and wordplay, they promote phonics awareness, thinking skill, and literacy. But most of all, this book delights young readers with the fun and silliness of the English language.

An introduction instructs grown-ups how to use the book and extensive activities at the end allow children to build on their learning. Grouped into three categories the poems include:

  • See with a Two Ees
  • The Story of Q and U
  • The Rain in the Train
  • Ridiculous Ph
  • Enough of Uff
  • Certainly a C
  • The Most ImportANT

Here is a a book where words like to play, where letters get cross when they don’t get their way. There are sounds to make and jokes to uncover. An owl in your bowl, for you to discover. You’ll find out about how Q met U, and when to write to, two , or too. There’s a K on your knee, who’s ready for fun, and don’t be alarmed by the B on your thumb!