Book: Sarahbelle’s Playful Puns

Although the boy (6.5 y.o) is quite well read, we didn’t really introduce “Puns” to him. He initially thought they were similar to words that rhyme. I tried explaining to him and the girl, but they couldn’t quite get it. The best way is to learn through examples, which are playfully “illustrated” (pun intended) in this book “Sarahbelle’s Playful Puns”

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Naughty or Knotty?

The book talks about a day of Sarabelle, and how she uses pun in her day and brings laughter to her mother as well as us (the readers). This is good as the kids can identify with the things she is doing.

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This is the kids favourite page, they laughed loudly when we come to this page. Something they could really identify with. Guess what is Daddy doing?

The kids love the book and requested me to re-read a few times when we first got our hands on it. The illustration and story were funny. However, some words are unfamiliar to our kids, so they didn’t quite get the gist of the pun. For example, we don’t usually use the word “knotty”. I usually says “tangled” so my girl didn’t understand “knotty” until I explained to her. However, it does give her a chance to learn new words!

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What word rhymes with Otter?

“Sarabelle’s Playful Puns” is written by a local writer, Anastasia, who is a part-time working mum to three small children. This book is about her eldest daughter who is 6 (same as the boy!). Through the story, she hope to demonstrate that language is very much alive and fun. As a mum, she wants to leave a legacy for her daughter and immortalise the precious things that she says now.

Support local author and get her book from this crowd funding website or at Le Petit Pumm, Centerpoint, #03-05. It will make a great christmas present for the 4-8 y.o.

*Disclaimer: We received this book for review purposes. No monetary compensation was received. We are just doing our part in helping local authors. All opinions, fun and laughter are our own.

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