I have just taken delivery of some of your Dandelion Readers and Talisman books and am doing something I have never done before in my life...
writing spontaneously to make a comment!! I have been a Phono-Graphix teacher for 10 years and have struggled to find resources that can
enhance the scheme. I have produced a whole forest of my own worksheet-type resources but have always found good quality reading books
(that acknowledge language as a code in even a passing way) very difficult to come by! Well I have found them now... superb sets of books
that the kids will love. I cannot thank you enough!
I love these books. I have written my own little stories over the years and always hope one day to have time
to do more with simple illustrations.
THANK YOU (from ALL children)
Dear Mrs. Tweedie,
Thank you very much for sending my colleague - Jo Cox and myself some Dandelion phonic books on inspection. It helped us
make our minds up, that this was exactly the type of books which would suit our Foundation Stage children at Green Gates School.
As a result we have now ordered some Dandelion Readers and the first children went home with the books, just before half term.
The children have enjoyed reading them and have got great satisfaction from being able to blend and segment the words themselves.
Also we have had a good response from the parents too, who kept asking if their child's reading book had been changed. Finally
the reason for this letter is to return the books we had on inspection and thank you for sending them so promptly.
Pamela J. Thomas
"The books are great because they have got lots of good things. They make me feel like I'm grown up because I can read them."
Sarah, age 6 (Y1)
"Dandelion Readers have transformed my six-year-old daughter's reading. The reading system at school seemed to have no structure
and was rather arbitrary. Sarah was struggling. The structure in these books has given her the building blocks to learn to read.
She has really enjoyed reading each one of the books as well."
M. I., Sarah's mum
"We are pleased to see something which reinforces the work we are doing. The books are colourful and motivating for early readers."
L. L., Literacy Coordinator
"The youngest children enjoyed reading them - built their confidence. We liked the notes at the front and the game at the back."
T.J., Deputy Head Teacher
"I think they are really good and will fit in very well into the new phonics approach for the Literacy Hour. These books would be
"It fits in with what is happening in class. My reluctant reader enjoyed reading them and liked the cartoon pictures."
M. VB., SPLD teacher
"Just what we need to reinforce Sounds-Write learning. My SEN group have gained a lot of confidence from being able to read them
independently. The game at the end is a great idea to aid the over-learning that is very important for SEN children. Please let us know
when we can buy these books!"
S. H., SRN Teaching Assistant
"I think Dandelion Readers are excellent. The fantastic illustrations make them very suitable for use with a wide range of children.
My four-year-old enjoyed talking through the pictures while my eight-year-old loved the fact that he could read them independently
and also liked the humour in the illustrations."
J. P., Teacher and home education mum
"I received such positive comments from parents, children and class teachers that the whole school adopted Dandelion Readers as a
core reading resources in the school."
M. K., SENCO
"At last something that really works for all. Dandelion Readers have been an immensely valuable addition to the reading scheme."
K.L., Class teacher