Why are you a vegan? and other rhyming stories for English language learners

The long awaited book of rhyming stories for English language learners is finally here!  Over the years we have had  several requests for a simplification of the vocabulary in some of our rhyming stories for little ones so that they are suitable for people learning English as a foreign language.  This has finally been achieved thanks to Madeleine Lifsey, an English language teacher, who worked with Violet to re-word the stories so that they are all written in present tense, simple vocabulary.  The result is this lovely little book 😀

The five popular rhyming stories, Why are you a vegan?, “I’m not dinner!”, Edmund’s Lunch, bones and teeth and Where are you going Deidra?, adapted for English language learners, can be enjoyed here for free but if you want to use them in the classroom, this fully illustrated paperback is just the thing 😀

Created with Comic Life by Plasq

Author/Illustrator:  Violet Plum

Editor:  Madeleine Lifsey

Genre:  stories in rhyme/educational

Recommended for anyone learning or teaching English as a foreign language

Published May 2019 by Little Chicken

Format:  Paperback (81 pages)

ISBN-10:  1097412946

ISBN-13:  978-1097412945

Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.5 x 22.9 cm

Price:  £7.50

Click here to buy from Amazon UK,

Also available from Amazon in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia.  If you can’t or don’t want to buy from Amazon, contact us to arrange mail order 😀


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Learning Letters and Rhyming Words

Learning Letters and Rhyming Words by Eric and Jo Rain is a cute and simplistic alphabet rhyme to make learning fun.  Each page has a child-like style crayon drawing of an animal or plant beginning with (or containing) a letter of the alphabet and a verse underneath which rhymes with the verse on the facing page.  I’m not explaining this very well, but here’s a few scans to give you an idea of what I mean:

 The opened book didn’t fit on the scanner (plus I scanned them in ‘illustration mode’ so the grey stripe down the middle is just shadow) but I think you can get the idea with these 🙂

It’s a really fun way to introduce young children to the alphabet and how words look and sound, and they’ve chosen a font which draws the letter ‘a’ as children would write it, sans serif.  And it inspires delight in the plants and animals it describes.

Plus at the end of the book is an alphabet learning game to cut out and play:

A lovely fun way to learn the alphabet 🙂

Author:  Eric Rain

Illustrator:  Jo Rain

Genre:  Early Learning

Format:  Paperback (52 pages)

Published by Honestly Books June 2015

ISBN-13:  978-1985373952

Dimensions:  19 x 0.3 x 23.5 cm

Price:  £5.40

Click here to buy from Amazon UK

Also available from Amazon in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia.  If you’re somewhere where you can’t buy from Amazon, contact us to arrange mail order 😀


For those in the UK who don’t like to shop online, contact us to mail order and pay by cheque 🙂