Rhymes for Younger Children

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A Pocket Full of Nursery Rhymes

A4 size 20 pages
AU$29.00
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Vintage Pictures and Rhymes

A4 size 20 pages
AU$29.00
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Time to Rhyme by Ellie Hallett

A4 size 20 pages
AU$29.00
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Nursery Rhymes Songbook by Ellie Hallett

A4 size 36 pages
AU$45.00
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The Three Little Pigs in rhyme

Once upon a time there were three little pigs,
Handsome and plump but not very big …

This traditional story in rhyme bounces along to combine drama, poetry, reading and performance.

Memorisation happens naturally and easily, greatly adding to the fun. The stressed words and syllables in bold help the reader maintain the beat.

The pace is brisk, with built-in catch-your-breath spots written in red caps.

Enjoyment is guaranteed for readers and listeners.

AU$8.00
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Toad

There was once an ugly toad
Who lived in a slimy abode …

Toad is a vocabulary-rich poem written for readers and listeners who love descriptions that are highly visual and emotionally dramatic.

The descriptive words and phrases paint strongly pictorial images, with the illustrations contributing another colourful element in this lively and entertaining tale.

AU$8.00
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Loud Poems for Noisy Kids

These rollicking and all-original poems are built for sharing with friends, performing at school, reciting with family members, presenting on stage, showing off to grandma … and of course reading alone for fun.

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AU$18.00
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What Am I?

What am I by Ellie Hallett
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20 pages
eBook version
AU$5.00

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This is a reading book for pre-readers and beginner learners of English, but rather than having words, the aim is ‘reading’ the pictures orally by naming and describing each one in turn.

Developing an automatic left-to-right and then a downward eye movement to the next row simulates and prepares children for the later reading of lines of text.

Vocabulary building and having a quick recall of past learnings are the additional advantages of this book, best achieved by making up sentences, and frequently visiting the same page.

Enjoyment and happy social bonding complete this learning adventure.


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Plays for two or a few

Echo and Narcissus
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A5 shared-reading format.

Retold from the Greek legend, children can take turns in reading the lines while simultaneously learning about the larger-than-life characters.

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AU$15 for set of two
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A5 shared-reading format.

This Aesop’s fable is full of delight. We are taken in by the Fox just as much as Crow.

Even though this story is about a fox and a crow, human emotions run high in this story, teaching the young reader valuable life lessons. This is Aesop at its best.

AU$15.00 for set of two
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Henny Penny partner reading
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A5 shared-reading format.

Henny Penny takes us on a roller-coaster ride that enables the reader to feel what it is like to be thought of as dinner.

However, we are also given an insight into how the fox thinks, although our sympathies will probably not overcome our preference for wanting the well-being of the feathered characters to have precedence.

The imaginative language usage brings this story to life in full first-person drama.

AU$15 for set of two
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King Midas and the Golden Touch
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A5 shared-reading format.

This lively version brings this classic story into the here and now. Readers feel the action and meet the characters in real time.

Well-structured language and beautiful pictures are perfect companions in this classic tale.

AU$15 set of two
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Three Billy Goats Gruff - partner reading in turn
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A5 shared-reading format.

This much-loved story will not only capture the imagination of its readers from the first encounter, it will entice them back many times to re-experience the fun.

The colourful characters not only give permission to be LOUD, they encourage it. Quietly alongside this loudness come the educational matters of promoting fluency, vocabulary and self-expression.

The cliché will entertain both reader and listener.

AU$15 set of two
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Slick Limericks

A woman called Alice McBean,
Decided to visit the Queen.
When she came to the palace
They said …

The polite and well-mannered characters in this book are perfectly at ease in homes and schools – and anywhere where words are enjoyed.

There are 35 limericks in all, each one new in content but written in the traditional limerick style.

One is suitable for budding ventriloquists where the lips do not touch for any word – but which one is it?

AU$18.00
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The World’s Toughest Tongue Twister

Speech warm-up for clarity and diction

The World's Toughest Tongue Twister by Ellie Hallett
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19 pages – A5
Hard copy

This book is suitable for classrooms through to boardrooms. It is a mouth-moving, tongue-twisting enunciation workout so listeners will understand WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT!

Read this book out loud and often

As well as being a lot of fun, this book will help you achieve a multitude of benefits including …

  • improved speech clarity and confidence
  • good mouth-muscle strength and breath control
  • pronunciation accuracy and rhythmic consistency
  • thinking ahead of your voice to achieve vocal fluency
  • being expressive by varying pace, pitch and dynamics
  • having a speaking voice that holds listeners’ attention
  • possessing a wide vocabulary for higher-level thinking
  • realising that a fine speaking voice is a valuable social and personal asset
  • discovering that practice really does make perfect
  • relishing unusual words for their jubilant exuberance!

AU$9.00
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Scripted Plays

It is recommended that a copy of these plays should be ordered for each character.
Please contact us for group pricing.


The Story of Pandora - a scripted play by Ellie Hallett
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23 pages – A4

The Story of Pandora is a Greek myth that everyone should know, and what better way than as a play.

The complications and ins and outs of this highly dramatic story bring the characters to life, not only for the performers but also to listeners.

The role of the on-stage storyteller provides continuity of the story development.

A cast of 6 or 8, plus as many extras (non-speaking roles) as required.

Full colour A4 format.

AU$20
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The Riddle of the Sphinx - a scripted play by Ellie Hallett
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14 pages – A4

This version of the famous Greek myth stays true to the story as it unravels the complications and dramatic events for both the participant and the listener. Adapted from the Greek myth, this play is for six characters performed by three or more actors.

This edition not only brings the story to life through vivid dialogue, it illustrates the drama with beautiful works of art that reflect different interpretations.

A cast of 4 to 6.

Full production and background notes are included.

Full colour A4 format.

AU$20
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Storm!

Poetry for stage and classroom

This poem is a vivid account of the sounds and sights in a short but dramatic summer storm.

Each page follows an unusual rhyming scheme for you to discover.

Words ending in –ing are incorporated generously.

The story reassures young readers not to be afraid of storms. The drama is taken from an appreciation of nature rather than being frightened, (although the family dog prefers to hide under a bed).

The illustrations demonstrate different drawing styles depicting weather.

AU$8.00
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