The Witch Had an Itch

Short Vowel Sounds with Consonant Digraphs

From the Series Phonics Fun

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

The thing on the wing can sing. With rhyming, carefully leveled text and comedic, colorful illustrations, this book provides plenty of examples of short vowel sounds with consonant digraphs 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
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
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 400
Guided Reading Level G
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Note to adults, Note to educators, Original artwork, and Reviewed


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

Author: Brian P. Cleary

Brian P. Cleary is the author of the Words Are CATegorical®, Math Is CATegorical®, Food Is CATegorical™, and Animal Groups Are CATegorical™ series, as well as several picture books. 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.