This is the story of the AU. The AU in the Dinosaur is a fun Australian-themed phoneme story that teaches young readers about the vowel sound AU and where they can find it in differentwords. Beautifully illustrated by Janie Frith, the rich colours and vibrant use of multi-media enhance the magical experience. The book is about the journey of several young Australians on a time travel ride back to see real dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. 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 sixth book, the others focussing on the vowel sounds A, EE, I, O and OO.
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. Ee in the Sea followed in 2020 and O in the Snow in 2021. 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.
* Sixth book in this award-winning series.
* Unique approach to phonemes and the teaching of English.
* Designed to appeal to primary aged children.
* Press releases to major metropolitan newspapers and tageted educational publications.
* Posters and other promotional material available on request.
* Nominations planned for numerous book awards.