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Books of Tongue Ticklers

This books are filled with alliterative “tongue ticklers” that are helpful for children learning to detect phonemes in spoken words.

Baltuck, Naomi.  Crazy gibberish and other story hour stretches : from a storyteller’s bag of tricks.   With wacky drawings by Doug Cushman.  Hamden, Conn. : Linnet Books, 1993.

Bayley, Nicola.  One old Oxford ox.  New York : Atheneum, 1977.

Booth, David. Doctor Knickerbocker and other rhymes.  Illustrated by Maryann Kovalski.  New York : Ticknor & Fields, 1993.

Brandreth, Gyles Daubeney.  The biggest tongue twister book in the world.  Ill. by Alex Chin.  New York : Sterling Pub. Co., 1978.

Cole, Joanna.  The laugh book / by Joanna Cole and Stephanie Calmenson ; drawings by Marylin Hafner.  Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1986.

Cole, Joanna.  Six sick sheep : 101 tongue twisters / compiled by Joanna Cole and Stephanie Calmenson ; illustrated by Alan Tiegreen.  New York : Morrow Junior Books, 1993.

Dillingham, Pegge.  Sound comics  Illustrated by Claudia Fregosi.  Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, 1978.

Gackenbach, Dick.  Timid Timothy’s tongue twisters / adapted and illustrated by Dick Gackenbach.  New York : Holiday House, 1986.

Keller, Charles.  Tongue twisters.  Illustrated by Ron Fritz.  New York : Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1989.

Obligado, Lilian.  Faint frogs feeling feverish : & other terrifically tantalizing tongue twisters.  New York : Viking Press, 1983.

Schwartz, Alvin.  Busy buzzing bumblebees and other tongue twisters.  Illustrated by Paul Meisel.  New York: HarperCollins, 1992.

Schwartz, Alvin. A twister of twists, a tangler of tongues : tongue twisters.  Illustrated by Glen Rounds.  Philadelphia : Lippincott, 1972.

Seuss, Dr.  Oh say can you say?  New York : Beginner Books, 1979.

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