The Wonderful World of Words (Volume 2)

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Dear Parents

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Words (WOW). This 20-part series of books aims to help children learn English grammar in a fun and meaningful way through stories. Children will be able to understand how grammar works through the exciting tales of the characters from WOW Kingdom and Forest.

The stories also help children learn vocabulary that is integrated with grammar, so they can use words accurately in sentences and help improve their writing.

What’s Inside

  • Imaginative stories that engage children, and help develop an interest in learning grammar
  • Adventures that encourage children to learn and understand grammar, and not just memorise rules
  • Games and activities to reinforce learning and check for understanding

Volume 11 – Constable Word Investigates

In this volume, children learn about homonyms – words that look alike. Such words can cause confusion for learners, and the stories in the volume help children understand the importance of looking at the context when learning.

Volume 12 - The Admiral Goes to the Rescue

In this volume, children learn about the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives. They not only learn the grammar rules of how these forms are constructed, but more importantly, they learn about such forms within the context of stories to help them use these forms more fluently in sentences. 

Volume 13 – The Queen Goes to the Rescue

In this volume, children learn about the past tense and its uses in talking about the past. What is particularly important is that the past tense is taught in relation to narratives (stories) which help children improve their use of tenses in writing. Children also learn about the many different ways the past tense is formed, as well as the irregular past tenses. 

Volume 14 – Count Quantifier

In this volume, children learn about quantifiers and ways of talking about how much or how many. Rather than list the complicated rules, children explore the uses of the various quantifiers through the stories and examples.

Volume 15 – The Queen Takes Action

In this volume, children build their vocabulary around verbs. Through the stories, children learn the different ways to describe speaking and movement. They learn how actions can be described more vividly and how verbs are associated with emotions as well as different animals. The skills learnt in this volume will help children enrich their writing through better use of grammar and vocabulary.

Volume 16 – Ari and His Articles

In this volume, children learn about articles and how to use them correctly. The rules are explained through stories and there are games and recipes that children can try. 

Volume 17 – The Mess at Farmer Sam’s

In this volume, children learn about phrasal verbs. Through the stories, they learn important rules about phrasal verbs that are otherwise difficult to teach explicitly.

Volume 18 - Ariana has a funfair

In this volume, children learn about adverbs – how many of them are formed, and how some adjectives can look like adverbs. 

Volume 19 - King Noun and Queen Verb Agree

In this volume, children learn about subject verb agreement. They learn how the rules work with simple nouns, and also learn how to match the singular or plural verbs to longer noun phrases. 

Volume 20 - The Be Verbs

In this volume, children learn about the verb ‘be’ and its eight different forms. They learn how important ‘be’ is in making sentences and helping verbs make the different tenses.

Here are the testimonials to share with you all,

I am really impressed by The Wonderful World of Words series. My only regret is not getting it sooner! With mass disruptions to schools arising from the pandemic, it is important for parents like myself help our children to pick up valuable language learning skills, most of which need to start early. The titles in this series teaches complex grammar rules in such a fun way that that my three-year old – now a fan of King King Norman Nautilus Noun – can identify these naming words in the English language!  

–Deidre, mother of Hannah (5) and Howie (3) 

The great thing about the The Wonderful World of Words series is how it is set in an awesome magical kingdom, filled with the personified word classes, such as King Noun and his loyal henchman Admiral Adjective, Queen Verb and her best friend the Artisan Adverb, the cheeky prince pronoun and proper princess preposition, just to name a few. So it’s a mixture of different types of activities and different levels of difficulty to best complement your child understanding of English grammar. I noticed improvements in my daughter who is now more engaged for her English lessons. 

–Serene, mother of Sophie (5)  

“Bursting with colourful artwork and with a plethora of word-related activities to seal understanding, the WoW series definitely lives up to its name! A cast of loveable and funny characters helps grammar to come alive. Suitable for kids of all ages, I hope there will be more books in this series soon to help explain other complex topics like sentence structures and punctuation.” 

–Zhi Hao, father of Zaphyr (6) 

“My three-year old is not very vocal and is going for speech therapy to help him learn how to communicate and speak better. At first, I was hesitant to get him try reading since he is already behind in speech, but grammar exercises are very helpful and he does well with the short story and activity book format of the WoW series. It has a simple storyline to keep him and he now loves pointing out the word classes in sentences.” 

–Anonymous  

I prefer helping my children to build their language skills slowly and try not to push them into things aren't ready for. I tried many grammar books which were either way too technical or advanced or were clearly for younger kids learning basic alphabets. Even though it is important, it didn’t make sense teaching kids word classes like nouns and adjectives when they were unable to spell anything above five letters! Until a friend in the preschool industry recommended the WoW series to me. It starts slow but is detailed and thorough, with an engaging storyline for kids to pick language up naturally. I cannot recommend it more! 

Nuraliza, mother of Rosalind (4)