1st Edition

Platypus and Fly Targeting l Blends

By Melissa Palmer Copyright 2021
    30 Pages 13 Color Illustrations
    by Speechmark

    Fly is sneaky and very cheeky. He likes to tease and annoy other creatures around him. Then he meets Platypus, who is ready for lunch. The race is on, but who will win?

    This picture book targets /l/ blends and is part of Speech Bubbles 2, a series of picture books that target specific speech sounds within the story.

    The series can be used for children receiving speech therapy, for children who have a speech sound delay/disorder, or simply as an activity for children’s speech sound development and/or phonological awareness. They are ideal for use by parents, teachers or caregivers.

    Bright pictures and a fun story create an engaging activity perfect for sound awareness.

    Picture books are sold individually, or in a pack. There are currently two packs available – Speech Bubbles 1 and Speech Bubbles 2. Please see further titles in the series for stories targeting other speech sounds.

    Platypus and Fly: Targeting /l/ Blends


    Melissa Palmer is a Speech Language Therapist. She worked for the Ministry of Education, Special Education in New Zealand from 2008 to 2013, with children aged primarily between 2 and 8 years of age. She also completed a diploma in children’s writing in 2009, studying under author Janice Marriott, through the New Zealand Business Institute. Melissa has a passion for articulation and phonology, as well as writing and art, and has combined these two loves to create Speech Bubbles.