Vowel Adventures

Series of 5 titles

“Vowel Adventures decodable books introduce beginning readers to phonics and the functions of vowels with fun, narrative stories and vibrant illustrations. Each title focuses on a different vowel, its various sounds, and the roles they play in everyday words. With a focus on sight words, tightly controlled vocabulary, repetitive text patterns and sounds, and bright, fun illustrations to match the storylines, these books provide a supportive educational fiction reading experience that will enhance imagination and reinforce language arts, decodables, and phonics concepts for early readers.

Titles include tools for teachers and caregivers, a table of contents, and a picture glossary. A Let’s Review! feature provides readers an opportunity to interact with and reflect on the topic."

Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Preschool
Category Fiction, New!
Copyright 2022
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Grasshopper Books
Language English
Number of Pages 16
Publication Date 2021-08-01
Dewey 428.6
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 7.75
Lexile 260-390
Guided Reading Level D
ATOS Reading Level 0.9-1.0
Features Table of contents and Teaching guides


Vowel Adventures - Reviewed by School Library Journal

This series presents short narratives highlighting different vowels and their uses. Each book follows a child doing an everyday activity, such as going to the zoo or grocery store, told with an emphasis on a particular vowel (“Ivan and Ivy pick up a pizza. It is big!”) By using vowels in an authentic and engaging way, these stories highlight their different applications and sounds in context. Vibrant illustrations depict a diverse group of children, and the pictures align with the text on the page to support comprehension. Before, during, and after reading tips are provided, along with a short activity reviewing several of the long and short versions of the vowel used in the text. These additional features would be most effective when used with a caregiver or teacher, though readers can also use these texts independently. VERDICT With short tales illustrating how different vowels are used, this series effectively delivers an active approach to phonics.

Author: Brandon Terrell

Illustrator: Daniela Massironi