FARMER BLAKE AND SNEAKY SNAKE is an interactive illustrated children’s audio book by Susan Syddall. Engaging illustrations and text have been designed to motivate children to read for pleasure and information.
Farmer Blake and Sneaky Snake Story Outline
After the hens lay the eggs, the eggs disappear!
What could be happening to the eggs?
Why are the hens making a horrible hullabaloo?
Will Farmer Blake ever be able to bake his cake?
Farmer Blake and Sneaky Snake Preview
What's Unique About This App?
Our stories are designed to help children develop a love of reading. We do this by using:
- Rhyme: This helps children to read word families and develops reading confidence.
- Rhythm: Helps children recognise patterns in words and sentences and makes reading a pleasure.
- Repetition: Allows children multiple opportunities to recognise, revisit and master written words.
- Humour: Engages children in the text.
We aim for our books to:
- Foster a love of language
- Build and extend vocabulary
- Capture children's interest
- Inspire creativity
- Kindle imagination.
Each story contains GUIDE NOTES for parents/educators which suggest activities and experiences which will extend children's learning based on concepts introduced in the books. The GUIDE NOTES include ideas for:
- social/emotional/moral development
- physical development
- critical thinking and
- Original score and fun sound effects.
- Interactive learning activities which encourages comprehension and language development.
More About Farmer Blake and Sneaky Snake
FARMER BLAKE AND SNEAKY SNAKE is part of a literacy series designed to help children learn to read.
Educational Activities Based on Farmer Blake and Sneaky Snake
Extension activities are available for FARMER BLAKE AND SNEAKY SNAKE. These are fun extension activities further learning opportunities.
The following FREE extension activities can be downloaded for FARMER BLAKE AND SNEAKY SNAKE:
Farmer Blake and Sneaky Snake is Is Loved By
Children aged 3 - 8 years.
Parent Notice About This App
- Does not collect/share any user's personally identifiable information.
- Does not contain Social Network Integration or other Social Features.
- Does not contain ads.
- Does not contain In App Purchases for additional content.
This e-book is a personal favourite of my five year old son who regularly reads it on the iPad.
The pictures are clearly presented with excellent facial expressions (hens and Farmer Blake). There is a lot to read within the pictures, items to count, finding Sneaky Snake and the characters are brought to life by their expressions and the use of colour. The pictures allow developing readers an opportunity to be a part of the story and lead to much discussion about the characters, about right and wrong and about feelings.
Speech within the text is coloured and easy to distinguish from the story, enabling young children to clearly locate speech and use expression when reading those sections. The repetition provides a safe platform for the hesitant reader to be able to join in with the story and actively take part.
The cross curricular links made evident at the end of the book provide a huge range of activities to support learning at a variety of ability levels. This is so much more than a story and on the big screen is a powerful visual learning tool. A story to encourage all abilities to enjoy books and reading.
Sarah Shuttleworth ... parent, teacher & school headmistress: United Kingdom
"Farmer Blake" is a very engaging storybook app that tells the tale of a group of chickens that lay eggs every afternoon, but then nap in the evening, and they are gone! When he comes to collect the eggs every day, Farmer Blake is as confused as the poor chickens, who are so very proud of their eggs.
Eventually, the chickens devise a very clever plan to catch the egg thief in the act, and the farmer makes them a giant chocolate cake!
This eBook makes wonderful use of rhyme and alliteration, which makes it so much fun for children to read or have it read to them, in the "Read to Me" option.
This app also has activity pages that can be printed out. It is packed with fun for early readers!
Angie Gorz ... parent and app reviewer
“Top notch in beautiful illustrations, storyline, expressive narration, rhyming text, the many interactive activities and child friendly navigation.
Both my boys, 3 and 6, love these apps. They remain engaged and have great replay value.
As a parent, I especially love the “Guide Notes”, they are so helpful and insightful.
We now have 5 apps from the series and they have been a wonderful addition to our digital library.
I would HIGHLY recommend this app!”
Parent and App Reviewer
"Hi Susan, the books were super easy to download to my iPad!
They are fantastic stories. The illustrations make the stories come to life.
The best part for me, however, are the activities – and they are printable!!!!
Thank you so much! The children in my Year 2 class will love these stories!"
Michelle – Year 2 Class Teacher
A Truly Unruly Birthday!
Love stories that have an Australian theme. I love the illustrations in Susan Syddall's stories especially this one and "It's a BAD day to be a FLY". I can barely draw stick people.
Really appreciate the use of Foundation font in the activities Word Hunt, and Sounds, as this font is used in schools in many states throughout Australian (so I believe) including my own.
I like Activity10 - the maze. My 7yr old found the first level 'easy peasy' but it 'freakedâ' him out when I first showed him to hardest level. Haha, it was funny. So I'm saying it has something for all ages.
Also funny, as I'm typing this review from the next room I can hear Mr 7 singing "titter and tatter, that's what I can do", his version of the song that repeats occasionally throughout the story, haha so funny. (Giggling to myself now.) So do you think that means he likes the book? Yep! I reckon so.
Lyndel - parent
Books Available in Print Include:
- Lyrebird Park is available in printed format as big and small books.
- Hog and Frog is also available in printed format as big and small books.
- Doodle Tales: A Goods Knight's Bad Day! where children finish the illustrations and add their own ideas to complete the story.
Other Titles Available In Electronic Format
Our range of books is continually growing. Children's books available in our Literacy Series, include: