Contact us on (02) 8445 2300
For all customer service and order enquiries

Woodslane Online Catalogues

The I in the Island (PB)

A fun phoneme story

This is the story of the I. The I in the Island is a fun Australian-themed phoneme story that teaches young readers about the vowel sound I and where they can find it in different words. Beautifully illustrated by Janie Frith, the rich colours and vibrant use of multi-media enhance the magical experience. The book is about the Brolga dance of a group of Sydney Butchulla Elders, evoking a journey to faraway Kgari (Fraser Island). The first book from Judith and Janie, the Oo in Uluru, won a 2019 Book of the Year award from Speech Pathology Australia; this is their fifth book, the others being the EE in the Deep Blue Sea, the O in the Snow and the A in the Rainforest.

Judith is an English teacher who has taught phonemic awareness to children in Europe, the Middle East, India and China. While researching a masters in phonology, Judith began to use visual language in stories, by colouring the different phonemes, so that children could make a holistic sense of the various spelling patterns. Judith published her first children’s book, The Oo in Uluru, in 2019 and it soon won a Book of the Year award from Speech Pathology Australia - more books have followed. When Judith is not writing children’s stories or plays, she teaches music therapy and meditation. She lives in Melbourne with her family and adorable Australian terriers, Nellie and Dusty. Originally from New Zealand, Janie Frith attended art school and then became an art teacher. In 2006 Janie moved to Australia with her family and now lives in Foster, South Gippsland. Janie holds art classes in her studio, Art Blast. This is where Janie spends most of her time, usually with her naughty border collie Lucy snuggled under her feet.

* Fifth book in this award-winning series – completes the A, E, I, O, U.
* Unique approach to phonemes and the teaching of English.
* Designed to appeal to primary aged children.


This browser does not support PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF.

Google Preview content