Featured Author: Erica Graham

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Talking Tales-whimsical stories that entertain and teach as each story centers around a core sound in the English language. The series includes Catch that Chinchilla, Puppy’s Bubble, Cricket’s Guitar, The Bright Red Tricycle, and Sam’s Sticky Sucker. What a fun way to help your child’s speech development.

Description—Catch that Chinchilla

Fletch and Rachael cannotwait to play with their new pet chinchilla. After Fletch’s impatience overcomeshim and he opens just a little, the chinchilla escapes! The chinchilla quicklyleads Fletch and Rachael in a chase across town. Will Fletch and Rachael catchthe chinchilla before their dad returns? This humorous story is a great way forany parent or therapist to target the “ch” sound. There are over 115 examplesof “ch” in various word locations to help improve speech development. This bookalso includes tips for parents who are working with the child’s speech at home.


About the Author

Erica Graham is an award-winning children’s author. Graham graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with her Master of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology. She also holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. As a mother, Graham understands the difficulty parents have finding time to work on speech with their children. In her pursuit to create a fun easy way for therapists, children, and their parents to enhance speech development while promoting literacy, she has written a series of exciting children’s books. Each book focuses on a core sound used in the English language. Outside of writing and working as a Speech Language Pathologist, Graham enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and daughters, volunteering with the youth group at church, and a good cup of tea.

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Review excerpts

“Picture books for young children serve several purposes. Most entertain. Some entertain while presenting a moral or lesson. Erica Graham’s “Talking Tales” teach sounds while entertaining with a delightful, humorous story and whimsical illustrations.” Amazon Review

“The atmosphere of the story is one of fun, and I found myself quite unexpectedly smiling throughout the entire story!” -Readers’ Favorite

“The story itself is a fine little idea, a very fine lesson in phonetics and speech therapy that introduces a whole new level of importance to children’s books!” Amazon Review

“First, the teaching part of the story is about the letters “ch” and the sound. As the story is read, you see that duo heavily throughout the story, and it is placed perfectly. The story makes sense and is quite interesting for being a child reader. This story was adorable, and entertaining.” Amazon Review

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