A playful introduction to English grammar

Laura (author) After studying literature and communication, I worked as an editor for twelve years. Then, when I became a mum, I became interested in children’s language development and in particular in Montessori methods of teaching. I then undertook training as a Montessori teacher and this inspired me to write playful stories which help children learn grammar.

Isabel (translator) For most of my life I have lived in Britain but because of my French mother I love the French language. Since having children I have developed a great interest in and enjoyment of picture books. I enjoy playing with words in two languages and the translation of the Word Explorer books is my first adventure in translation.

Abracadabri, abracalphabet! The magic formula of Letters and Words

In this first adventure, Alex feels a need to know more about the symbols he sees on the pages of books. So, after having said a magic formula, they discover together a festival in full swing: clowns, acrobats and tightrope walkers twirl around under a rain of confetti. Read more…

During this second adventure, Daddy and Alex meet Capital Letter. Perched on top of stilts, she is the head of an extravagant parade. The Punctuation family, who live at the end of the sentence, is equally part of the show. Read more…

During this third adventure, Daddy invents a series of games to play with nouns and articles.

Then, with the help of an extraordinary dictionary, Alex and Daddy go to a faraway place… Read more…

During this fourth adventure, Alex and Daddy walk in the woods. Daddy reveals that his school friends gave him the nickname ‘Inventive Squirrel’. Alex and Daddy play and imagine adjectives… Read more…

Verbs for Apprentice Magicians

During this fifth adventure, Alex and Daddy participate in Verbin the enchanter’s show. The magician and his companions on stage reveal the fabulous powers of the verb. Verbin’s magic tricks allow Alex to understand the role of the verb… Read more…