Book 1 - Emily's First Pet

Emily is an energetic girl, whose imagination is only limited by the hours in a day.

In Emily's First Pet, the first book in the series, Emily has to decide which animal she would like for a pet. With fanciful ideas, she decides on the best pet for her, one she can love and play with for hours and hours.  

Meet the Family

Emily

Emily has lots of adventures where she lets her imagination run wild.

Mummy

Emily's birth mummy is a teacher in the local school. Emily loves that she gets the summer holidays off too.

Mammy

Emily's other mum works in the nearby town, where she has to wear suits and works long hours.

Grandma

Emily's grandmother is old, wise, full of tales and helps to look after Emily.

Henry

Henry is an odd shape because he was made by grandma, Emily loves him regardless.

Download, Print & Colour In

Each book in the 'Emily and Her Mums' series contains a secret website address that allows you to download the uncoloured pages from that particular book. Please feel free to send in your coloured pictures for us to display on our Facebook page.

Dyslexic Fonts

As you may already know, children with dyslexia have a tendency to add, rotate, transpose, reverse, swap and confuse symbols within words. The Emily series of books uses a specially designed dyslexic friendly font that was specifically created to enhance legibility and reading comprehension. 

In the picture on the left, there are some examples that show the following: 

  • The lower case B and D which are symmetrical in Arial and most other fonts. They are distinctly different in the dyslexic font.
  • The length of the ascenders and descenders are longer than normal fonts to help differentiate the characters.
  • The spacing between the characters are wider than normal fonts, this helps to separate the characters and prevent them from merging.
  • Not only is the font Dyslexic friendly it is child-friendly. The letters are designed to replicate how your child is taught to write in primary school. Here we can see a child-friendly letter A compared to a normal typeset A which is often mistaken for an upside down E.