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Alpha-Mania Adventures: The Splitter Critter and the Greedy Pirates: A…

by Jennifer Makwana

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A mysterious pirate ship has landed at Letter Lagoon and the Alpha-Maniacs are investigating. They find out that a bunch a greedy pirates have come to steal Slomo the Sloth's treasure. With the help of the island's protector, the Splitter Critter and his special magic, the Alpha Maniacs will keep their island safe.

The fourth book in the series focusing on phonological awareness, The Splitter Critter and the Greedy Pirates engages children in splitting words into each letter sound. I really enjoyed the Splitter Critter's goofy magic and that it engaged kids to say each letter sound along with him. The Splitter Critter also encourages the use of imagination to scare the greedy pirates off the island. Continuing the tradition of finding letters and pictures within the illustrations, The Splitter Critter and the Greedy Pirates is a good addition to the series.

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  Mishker | Dec 6, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0994763778, Paperback)

Alpha-Mania Adventures is an innovative five-book series that ignites imagination and gives pre-reading children the foundation to become successful readers in the future. These exciting and colorful stories are the perfect tools to teach pre-reading skills through play. Storytime at home or in the classroom becomes fun and educational.

Each adventure combines the heroic quests of five intrepid kids with phonological awareness and phonics, the first two components necessary to become a good reader.

The Splitter Critter and the Greedy Pirates (Book 4 of 5) practices segmenting. Segmenting involves breaking words apart into smaller parts or individual phonemes. For example, the word map can be segmented into individual sounds: /m/.../a/.../p/.


The story: In this book, a mysterious ship belonging to a group of greedy pirates in search of riches has come ashore on Letter Lagoon. The Alpha-Maniacs quickly hop into action to protect their old friend Slomo the Sloth’s buried treasure. With the help of a goofy new friend, the Splitter Critter, the Alpha-Maniacs create magic by segmenting words into sounds, scaring the greedy pirates away from Letter Lagoon for good!

Every Alpha-Mania Adventures book includes: An introduction to phonological awareness and tips to use the book to its maximum benefit An exciting story that will charm young audiences A Find the Hidden Objects phonics activity embedded in the illustrations Bonus Activities related to phonological awareness, phonics, and/or letter formation Easy-to-use guides on Letter Sounds and/or Letter Formation

Join the Alpha-Maniacs on their fourth of five phonological pirate adventures with The Splitter Critter and the Greedy Pirates!

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