Must-have books! - February 2014

"The Early Soundplay books, Chatty Bat, Clip Clop's Picnic and Jake's Cakes, are a unique and valuable resource for parents and early years practitioners. Without being at all obviously 'educational', these engaging picture story books subtly reinforce an awareness of speech sounds through the sorts of repetitions and plays on words that children love.

Sarah-Leigh Wills' cheerful illustrations add to and complement well the whimsical sense of fun in the text, which Sally Bates has so carefully written drawing on her wealth of expertise in speech and language development. Must-have books!"

John Oates
Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology Child and Youth Studies Group The Open University

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