LEANNE BAUMAN LITKA
Author & Illustrator of children's books, LeAnne Bauman Litka, Kansas City, MO, advocates for all children to find a path to literacy. Her first picture book, "What's That Sound?" will be released by Flying Ketchup Press in 2020.
Provides repeated visual practice of left to right tracking, locating letter sounds at the beginning, middle and end of words, and introduces the idea that some letters represent more than one sound.
Brilliantly describes the spoken sound and letters on a page
Time-tested images are easily recognizable silhouettes so students can connect letters to their sound partners. Readers are rewarded by increasingly detailed illustrations, and the coming to life of their new letter friends.
An Artistic Eye
The soft colorful pictures invite independent interaction. After all, children WANT to learn! “What’s That Sound?” will help! Readers are rewarded by increasingly detailed illustrations with additional strategic visual concepts used by literacy specialists in the field.
Teacher, Kansas City
"I love this book! The illustrations are beautiful and the silhouettes are stunning. LeAnne writes in a rhythmic and repetitive style which not only engages young readers, but also reinforces the concept of letter/sound/object relationships throughout. I especially appreciate the short and long vowel examples toward the end of the book and the extra teaching suggestions at the end. As a Pre-Kindergarten teacher I would definitely use this book in my classroom. I think it is a great teaching tool that would appeal to young readers of varying abilities. This is a thoughtfully written, beautifully illustrated book that would be a wonderful addition to any young reader's library."