The Slug and the Pug

Short Vowel Sounds with Consonant Blends

From the Series Phonics Fun

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

The plum on the drum is glum. With rhyming, decodable text and comedic, colorful illustrations, this book provides plenty of examples of short vowel sounds with consonant blends and encourages readers to try the sounds for themselves.

Reading is a blast in this hilarious book! Learn about short vowel sounds with sentences that get more complex as you read. The wacky rhymes and colorful art will make phonics fun!

Award-winning author Brian P. Cleary uses his trademark wit and humor to engage emergent readers in these phonics-based books. Each book hones specific skills and builds readers’ confidence.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Category Decodables, Reading/Language Arts
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Phonics Fun
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2022-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF013120, JNF013100, JNF029000
Dewey 428.1/3
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 380
Guided Reading Level G
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Note to adults, Note to educators, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Author: Brian P. Cleary

Brian P. Cleary is an American humorist, poet, and author. He is best known for his books written for grade-school children that explore grammar, math and poetry in humorous ways. In his role in the digital division of American Greetings, he's put words in the mouths of Dolly Parton, Christina Aguilera, William Shatner, Meghan Trainor and more. The multi-million selling author has performed poetry workshops in 500 elementary schools across the county. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Illustrator: Jason Miskimins

Jason Miskimins grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from the Columbus College of Art & Design with a BFA in illustration. He currently lives in North Olmsted, Ohio, where he creates illustrations for books and greeting cards.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Phonics Fun

Reading is a blast in these hilarious books! Learn about letter sounds with sentences that get more complex as you read. The wacky rhymes and colorful art will make phonics fun! Award-winning author Brian P. Cleary uses his trademark wit and humor to engage emergent readers in… View available downloads →

Reviews

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“A charming first look at phonics for early readers . . . With amusing illustrations and delightful rhymes, these books take an entertaining approach to teaching phonics.”—School Library Journal