Published 2022, brand new , illustration by Helena Creval
About the Book
Rhyming Words and Alliteration
The book is full of fun repetition and rhyming words to make the language come alive and children will delight in joining in with the rhyming patterns again and again. Helps to promote morphemical learning which is of importance to all young children, particularly for children with additional needs. The alliteration, lyrical phrasing and sensory flow of the words also feed into the musical learning ability of children. A learning ability which is often a great strength in children with additional needs helping them to engage with and understand the world around them.
Each colour page is produced on Silk paper stock to enhance the texture of the paper. The vibrant illustrations and playful layout throughout the book enhance visual learning, a style of learning fundamental for all young children and in particular children with additional needs. Children are also encouraged to listen to the murmur grumble mumble of Popper Monster’s hungry belly throughout the book allowing them to connect the sensations and sounds that their own tummies make when they experience hunger.
The playful interaction between the reader and Popper Monster as they ask what colour will be eaten next allows children to engage in the world of imaginative play, an area universally loved by all children. Often an area that children with additional needs, particularly those on the Autism Spectrum can find difficult. The Popper Monster and the swish swash of the magical stick can be the link to help children engage with their pretend play skills in a comfortable and fun way.
In the book, Popper Monster magics two things in each of the colours of the Rainbow to eat so children can learn the colour order of the Rainbow. Adults and children alike will enjoy being taken through the Red, orange yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet with the help of some colourful friends along the way.
The important concepts of sequencing and order are also explored with the first and next order of the Rainbow colours. Helping to reinforce an understanding of time, which can be a very abstract concept for young children. Children with additional needs also often use the words First and Next when learning to sequence their own days for the first time.