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a–z Characters and Sounds

Annie Apple <br/>(a as in apple)

Annie Apple
(a as in apple)

Bouncy Ben <br/>(b as in bat)

Bouncy Ben
(b as in bat)

Clever Cat <br/>(c as in cat)

Clever Cat
(c as in cat)

Dippy Duck <br/>(d as in dog)

Dippy Duck
(d as in dog)

Eddy Elephant <br/>(e as in elephant)

Eddy Elephant
(e as in elephant)

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Firefighter Fred <br/>(f as in fan)

Firefighter Fred
(f as in fan)

Golden Girl <br/>(g as in go)

Golden Girl
(g as in go)

Harry Hat Man <br/>(h as in hen)

Harry Hat Man
(h as in hen)

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Impy Ink <br/>(I as in ink)

Impy Ink
(I as in ink)

Jumping Jim <br/>(j as in jet)

Jumping Jim
(j as in jet)

Kicking King <br/>(k as in kit)

Kicking King
(k as in kit)

Lucy Lamp Light <br/>(l as in leg)

Lucy Lamp Light
(l as in leg)

Munching Mike <br/>(m as in map)

Munching Mike
(m as in map)

Noisy Nick <br/>(n as in net)

Noisy Nick
(n as in net)

Oscar Orange <br/>(o as in orange)

Oscar Orange
(o as in orange)

Peter Puppy <br/>(p as in pen)

Peter Puppy
(p as in pen)

Quarrelsome Queen <br/>(q as in quiz)

Quarrelsome Queen
(q as in quiz)

Red Robot <br/>(r as in run)

Red Robot
(r as in run)

Sammy Snake <br/>(s as in sun)

Sammy Snake
(s as in sun)

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Talking Tess <br/>(t as in tap)

Talking Tess
(t as in tap)

Uppy Umbrella <br/>(u as in umbrella)

Uppy Umbrella
(u as in umbrella)

Vicky Violet <br/>(v as in van)

Vicky Violet
(v as in van)

Walter Walrus <br/>(w as in wig)

Walter Walrus
(w as in wig)

Fix-it Max <br/>(x as in box)

Fix-it Max
(x as in box)

Yellow Yo-yo Man <br/>(y as in yes)

Yellow Yo-yo Man
(y as in yes)

Zig Zag Zebra <br/>(z as in zip)

Zig Zag Zebra
(z as in zip)

The only men that ever say their traditional alphabet names in words are the five Vowel Men.

Mr A the Apron Man <br/>(a as in apron)

Mr A the Apron Man
(a as in apron)

Mr E the Easy Magic Man <br/>(e as in easy)

Mr E the Easy Magic Man
(e as in easy)

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Mr I the Ice Cream Man <br/>(i as in ice cream)

Mr I the Ice Cream Man
(i as in ice cream)

Mr O the Old Man <br/>(o as in old)

Mr O the Old Man
(o as in old)

Mr U the Uniform Man <br/>(u as in uniform)

Mr U the Uniform Man
(u as in uniform)

Letterland covers all 44 sounds. Here are just a few of the clever Letterland Spelling Stories that explain the new sounds letters make when they are together.

Clever Cat & Kicking King <br/>(ck as in duck)

Clever Cat & Kicking King
(ck as in duck)

Noisy Nick & Golden Girl <br/>(ng as in ring)

Noisy Nick & Golden Girl
(ng as in ring)

Sammy Snake & Harry Hat Man <br/>(sh as in shop)

Sammy Snake & Harry Hat Man
(sh as in shop)

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Clever Cat & Harry Hat Man <br/>(ch as in chip)

Clever Cat & Harry Hat Man
(ch as in chip)

Talking Tess & Harry Hat Man <br/>(th as in that)

Talking Tess & Harry Hat Man
(th as in that)

Talking Tess & Harry Hat Man <br/>(th as in thing)

Talking Tess & Harry Hat Man
(th as in thing)

Walter Walrus & Harry Hat Man <br/>(wh as in when)

Walter Walrus & Harry Hat Man
(wh as in when)

Walter Walrus & Harry Hat Man <br/>(wh as in who)

Walter Walrus & Harry Hat Man
(wh as in who)

Peter Puppy & Harry Hat Man <br/>(ph as in photo)

Peter Puppy & Harry Hat Man
(ph as in photo)

Silent Magic e makes Mr A appear <br/>(a_e as in make)

Silent Magic e makes Mr A appear
(a_e as in make)

Mr A & Mr I out walking <br/>(ai as in rain)

Mr A & Mr I out walking
(ai as in rain)

Mr A & Yellow Yo-yo Man <br/>(ay as in say)

Mr A & Yellow Yo-yo Man
(ay as in say)

Silent Magic e makes Mr E appear <br/>(e_e as in these)

Silent Magic e makes Mr E appear
(e_e as in these)

Mr E & his brother out walking <br/>(ee as in bee)

Mr E & his brother out walking
(ee as in bee)

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Mr E & Mr A out walking <br/>(ea as in sea)

Mr E & Mr A out walking
(ea as in sea)

Yellow Yo-yo Man works for Mr E <br/>(y as in very)

Yellow Yo-yo Man works for Mr E
(y as in very)

Silent Magic e makes Mr I appear <br/>(i_e as in like)

Silent Magic e makes Mr I appear
(i_e as in like)

Mr I & Mr E out walking <br/>(ie as in tie)

Mr I & Mr E out walking
(ie as in tie)

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Mr I, Golden Girl & Harry Hat Man <br/>(igh as in night)

Mr I, Golden Girl & Harry Hat Man
(igh as in night)

Yellow Yo-yo Man works for Mr I <br/>(y as in my)

Yellow Yo-yo Man works for Mr I
(y as in my)

Silent Magic e makes Mr O appear <br/>(o_e as in home)

Silent Magic e makes Mr O appear
(o_e as in home)

Mr O & Mr A out walking <br/>(oa as in boat)

Mr O & Mr A out walking
(oa as in boat)

Oscar Orange, Mr O & Walter Walrus <br/>(ow as in show)

Oscar Orange, Mr O & Walter Walrus
(ow as in show)

Silent Magic e makes Mr U appear <br/>(u_e as in cube)

Silent Magic e makes Mr U appear
(u_e as in cube)

Mr U & Mr E out walking <br/>(ue as in blue)

Mr U & Mr E out walking
(ue as in blue)

Eddy Elephant & Walter Walrus <br/>(ew as in few, grew)

Eddy Elephant & Walter Walrus
(ew as in few, grew)

The Boot & Foot Twins <br/>(oo as in moon)

The Boot & Foot Twins
(oo as in moon)

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Walter Walrus & Red Robot <br/>(wr as in write)

Walter Walrus & Red Robot
(wr as in write)

Arthur Ar, the apple stealer <br/>(ar as in farm)

Arthur Ar, the Apple Stealer
(ar as in farm)

Orvil Or, the orange stealer <br/>(or as in for)

Orvil Or, the Orange Stealer
(or as in for)

Ernest Er, the elephant stealer <br/>(er as in her)

Ernest Er, the Elephant Stealer
(er as in her)

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Irving Ir, the ink stealer <br/>(ir as in girl)

Irving Ir, the Ink Stealer
(ir as in girl)

Urgent Ur, the umbrella stealer <br/>(ur as in fur)

Urgent Ur, the Umbrella Stealer
(ur as in fur)

Upside Down Umbrella <br/>(u as in put)

Upside Down Umbrella
(u as in put)

The Boot & Foot Twins <br/>(oo as in book)

The Boot & Foot Twins
(oo as in book)

A boy called Roy & Yellow Yo-yo Man <br/>(oy as in boy)

A boy called Roy & Yellow Yo-yo Man
(oy as in boy)

A boy called Roy & Mr I <br/>(oi as in coin)

A boy called Roy & Mr I
(oi as in coin)

Annie Apple & Walter Walrus <br/>(aw as in saw)

Annie Apple & Walter Walrus
(aw as in saw)

Annie Apple & Walter Walrus <br/>(au as in cause)

Annie Apple & Walter Walrus
(au as in cause)

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Oscar Orange & Walter Walrus <br/>(ow as in how)

Oscar Orange & Walter Walrus
(ow as in how)

Oscar Orange & Walter Walrus <br/>(ou as in out)

Oscar Orange & Walter Walrus
(ou as in out)

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