The Mighty Silent e!

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Pub Date Aug 18 2020 | Archive Date Jun 03 2024

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Little e is sure he could be a hero—he even has the cape to prove it! But at school, he is so quiet, he just doesn’t stand out. That is, until one day when Little e doesn’t show up to class. The other letters don’t even notice he’s gone at first, but when c, a, and k try to form a word for dessert, they realize that no matter what they do, they can’t make it work. The whole class is in an uproar! Without their silent friend, what are they going to do? Will Little e finally get his chance to come to the rescue?

With adorable illustrations, helpful examples, and a cute classroom setting, The Mighty Silent e teaches spelling and vowel sounds in a new, exciting way that is sure to engage and successfully teach even the most stubborn reader. And its message about how every child's identity and diversity is valued through the clever story will encourage children to celebrate their unique contribution. 

Little e is sure he could be a hero—he even has the cape to prove it! But at school, he is so quiet, he just doesn’t stand out. That is, until one day when Little e doesn’t show up to class. The...

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I love this cute book showing new readers the power of the silent e! This is a concept some of my students have a hard time with. Adorable and educational! I highly recommend this for homes and classrooms for new readers!

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the advanced audio copy (ARC) in exchange for an honest review!

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The Mighty Silent e! is a fantastic picture book about the letter e, who is missing from school one day. All of his letter friends realize that they can't make many words without him. This is a great way to introduce the concept of the silent e, and I loved that the had the quiet personality to match his "silent" functions. This is definitely a great book to help kiddos understand spelling!

Thanks to NetGalley, Familius, and Kimberlee Gard for the chance to read and review this advance copy!

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This is a very sweet book about silent e. He knows that he was important. He hoped that some day he would come to the rescue. Little e didn’t have much to say at school and the other letters didn’t pay much attention to him. Until one day, letter e wasn’t at school. Miss Capital T asked the letters to join groups to make words. The letters realized they were lost without silent e. Turns out silent e was running late. The letters were so excited to have silent e back.

This is a really cute story. I can’t wait to get it and read it to my first graders, when we are studying silent e!

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This book was so cute!!!!

First of all, the lesson is clearly taught and easy for kids to understand.
Second, the illustrations were so so cute!! I loved the pastels and the variety of all of the different letters.
Lastly, my favorite, the idea is truly creative. I mean, letters going to school and class where they make words together? Brilliant! And the fact that these letter characters are in stories to teach kids about aspects of's just perfect!

Well done!

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📚✏️📌📚As a preschool teacher, and a mom of four, I am always looking for stories that teach concepts quietly and are fun at the same time! I have these added to my Amazon cart, because these stories are just so cute! I wish I had these when teaching, and for my two oldest kids. They are colorful, the stories are fun and keeps the child wanting to find out what happens, and the importance of each concept is so important. I loved how each one was thorough in explaining the why, how, and when. Yet it was all apart of a story. My kids loved these books! I’m excited to add these to our set of learning books. Thank you @netgalley @kimberlee.gard @sandiesonke for the advance copies of this book. #learningbooks #educationbooks

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I read this with my lower elementary school-aged child. We really enjoyed the vibrant colors. The story was cute, and I loved how the friends needed to come together to make words.

This book is simple enough; it doesn’t overload kids with phonics lessons. It’s a great introduction to the “magic e,” or “silent e” (this “e” has several nicknames). Parents and teachers could pivot after reading this book to open more discussions about the “silent e” rules (as appropriate), so it’s a great jumping-off point.

Kids k-3 would be well-suited to read this book.

Thank you to Familius, Kimberlee Gard, and NetGalley for the advanced copy.

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This is a fabulous book for phonically geared students! I read to my 7-year-old who has dyslexia and putting context to spelling really helps him learn. I'm excited to find these books!

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