Dick Punnett’s Talk-Along Book Series – Cherished By Children and Grandchildren

Teaching and entertaining children and grandchildren has continually been considered one of my preferred topics to write. Today I wanted to share with you some charming books that are sure to both educate and delight the youth of preschool to 7 years of age.

I’ll be honest; I was (briefly) confused when I found out that the books I wanted to discuss here were titled “The Talk-Along Book Series.” However, after receiving them and reading the full book, Name Lizzy’s Colors I completely understood. 😉

This book is so beautifully illustrated by Tom Dunnington, with brightly colored pages that ANY child, or grandchild would sure to be thoroughly entertained with every turning page. Also, Name Lizzy’s Colors was cleverly written and mastered with teaching in mind. Author Dick Punnett, has a special gift that encourages participation with three little dots that lead to rhyming answers on the next page; thus, came the name, “The Talk-Along Series.” Quite proficient with keeping little ones (drawn in) and enthused with the story.


The Talk-Along Book Series was originally published (in hard cover) in 1982 and consisted of five books; including the one mentioned above about a lizard misplaced to her environment and open to risk. The young children reading are asked to participate and supply a rhyming word to help keep Lizzy safe. Beautiful tale! <3

Dick has also written two other series of books which include, The Double Rhyme Book Series, and The Keepsake Coloring Story Books. However, The Talk-Along Series was the first reciprocal books recommended to schools. They were also best sellers due to the fact they were so academic with teaching things like vocabulary development, counting, adding, and colors, etc.

Dick Punnett's clever creativity and focus with this particular series was to make learning incredibly fun.


These adorable books are loved by Moms, Grandmothers, and teachers just as much as they are cherished by the kids. They make excellent gifts and are reasonably priced!


Directly From The Book… So Cute!!!! <3

I want you to know before we start,
Our story has a speaking part.
When you see the dots…
Try guessing the word.
That is the time for YOU to be heard.

I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to write about such an impressive collection of books. Those are books that I’m quite certain will charm the socks off my two grandchildren for sure! Excited to offer the books to them. <3 <3

What truly impressed me was how the author himself, fully illustrated The Keepsake Coloring Book Series with his own drawings of pen and ink. Those paperbacks are particularly expressive and personally made for children as (just as the name says) keepsakes.

Dick Punnett was well known in the schools and gaining popularity now with the general public from all 15 books that he’s authored. Coming from upstate New York, he completed his studies at the Art Center School and Chouinard Art Institute and flourished into a writer/cartoonist for a Hollywood Animation Studio. It just goes to show that any books authored by him are sure to be favored by the kiddos. Dick resides in Ormond Beach, Florida.

You can find out more about Dick and his books on his website... http://www.dickpunnettsbooks.com/


Punnett’s books are offered as both paperbacks and Kindle e-books on Amazon 


Full book review to follow, (on a later date), including a video review.

Books Received For The Review Are As Follows:

Name Lizzy’s Colors

Help Jumbo Escape
Count The Possums
Help Dress Priscilla
Name Patty’s Pets

All Books Are Sure To Please!…Just so you know. =)

Thank you for reading!! <3

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Learning Fun with Felt Review – Betty Lukens.com

Introducing Learning Fun With Felt, Comes In Their Own Storage Bag!

Ages 3 +

Best known for their Through the Bible Felt Sets

I was thrilled to open my email to find a special invitation. This time it was Betty Lukens from Bettylukens.com/. She was so very gracious to contact me for a review and send me 2 different felt boards from her Learning Fun with Felt line. I chose the Fun On The Farm and Basic Learning: Colors, Shapes and Numbers. However, there are many more to choose from!

Let me tell you, the photos from her website does not do the products justice! The vivid colors of the felt board and various felt pieces are absolutely brilliant. Each set has a generous magnitude of felt pieces.

These felt boards would most definitely keep a child entertained for hours. And the most important attribute of these excellent Fun With Felt Boards is they are so educational!

The Colors, Shapes and Numbers board is excellent for learning the various shapes such as; oval, square, circle, and the triangle. Also with this board, learning numbers and colors would be a breeze…all while having fun and quality time with your children.

Excellent for homeschooling, busy moms and teachers. 🙂

And the Fun On The Farm board is great for teaching the fundamentals of farming and also learning the various names of animals. My grandson (when he reaches 3 years of age) will definitely like this board the most. He is 15 months old and he just loves to ride on the mower and tractor with Daddy. I can’t wait until next Christmas! He will have so much fun with these Felt Boards. 🙂

Any of these educational line of products would be awesome Christmas gifts for all the special little ones on your list this year! Do your holiday shopping online today at Bettylukens.com/

Even I had so much fun playing with them, all the while smiling to myself…and I’m 50! lol 🙂

As stated on their website…“Our felts are durable and washable so that they can be enjoyed for many years to come. All our products are manufactured right here in the US of the highest quality 100% polyester felt.”

Betty Lukens, Inc Has Been In Business For Over 30 YearsQuite Impressive!

Visit Bettylukens.com/ today!

Thank you so much Betty for giving me the opportunity for doing a review for your wonderful products! 🙂

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Jigzone Puzzles: A great site for kids of all ages

I love it when my grandson shares his knowledge with me. It tickles me when he knows something that I don’t. That’s exactly what happened last week when my grandson asked if he could play games on the computer. He’s only five. In the past, playing games meant playing Transformer games or playing games we knew on the PBS Web site. This time it was different.

The game that Patrick wanted to play was putting puzzles together. He has been putting puzzles together in the computer lab at school. He even knew the address for the site he wanted. It’s located at http://www.jigzonepuzzles.com/. It’s a great site. It provides puzzles for kids of all ages.

Both kids and adults can choose the puzzle they want to work on from an assortment of different themes. They can decide how many pieces they want to work with, and they can even choose the shapes of the puzzle pieces.

Patrick has been putting puzzles together and keeping track of the amount of time it takes him to complete his task. He loves the feeling of accomplishment. I like the fact that this site is educational. I also like the fact that I don’t have to monitor what he is looking at or visit the site before he logs in.

Who knows, you may have to visit the site when the kids aren’t home just so you won’t have to fight them for a turn. Take a minute to visit the site for yourself. If you do, I think you will be as impressed as I am.