Fun decodables keep KIDS HOOKED

Created by experts

Parent-friendly

  • Activate

    Start here. Does your child know the basic letter sounds for A, M, S and T, like A makes aaaah and M makes mmmmmm? If yes, then start with these books.

    Explore A - Activate 
  • Build

    Do these next. Do you want to reinforce the new sounds your child has just learned? If yes, then read these books after reading every 2 or 3 books in the a - Activate series.

    Explore B - Build 
  • Consolidate

    Finish the stage with these. Does your child want to use their new reading skills to learn new things and to enjoy themselves? Then read these fascinating books about animals and fun adventures.

    Explore C - Consolidate 
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What does “Wacky” mean ?

Our stories include 5 year-old sophisticated humor! Yes, that means…    

  1. Lots of snot
  2. Exploding zits
  3. Food battles
  4. And, yes, that means Dad eating cat food!

Of course, it also means all the boring wholesome things adults are looking for like…

  1. Parent-friendly tips
  2. Easy-to-read decodable texts
  3. A large diversity of characters
  4. Opportunities to share the love of reading*

*batteries not included

Explore the books
  • EASY TO USE

    ONLY ONE NEW SOUND PER BOOK

  • EASY TO SOUND OUT

    FEW LETTERS PER WORD

  • EASY TO READ

    FEW WORDS PER PAGE

  • EASY TO FINISH

    FEW PAGES PER BOOK

  • Karla O'Brien

    M.Ed., C-SLDI — Executive Director of Professional Development for Slant System Structured Literacy

    “I love how Wacky Tat books give kids that 'Aha!' moment, where finishing a story feels like a real triumph. They leverage the latest research in literacy and that makes them so effective. They're so adaptable, too — they can be matched easily to what teachers and children are using, keeping the learning experience fresh and exciting.”

  • Lorianne Haslehurst

    Structured literacy facilitator

    "As a Literacy Facilitator, I support teachers in learning how to incorporate decodable books into their phonics programs. I've seen first hand how these books not only enhance reading skills but also make learning a joyous adventure for children. And let me tell you, diving into each Wacky Tat script is like stepping into a world of whimsical animals and endless laughter!"

  • Kara Macie

    2023 Winner of the International Dyslexia Association of Ontario award for Literacy Leader of the Year

    "What I love about Wacky Tat is that the earliest books are tightly controlled for decodability, introducing only one new grapheme at a time. This gradual progression supports our emerging readers, while the consolidation books provide practice with a larger number of graphemes at once. Regardless of where a child is in their reading development, there will be an on-ramp into this series of books. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or interventionist, I am sure that these books will be among your favorites in your homes and classrooms.”

  • Tricia Malkinson

    SLANT-certified Independent Learning Specialist for reading

    "As a tutor, I often found it difficult to find decodable books that were aligned with the instructional sequence of the curriculum of the school. The design of this series is adaptable to any curriculum. It has flexibility because it starts with just a few letter-sounds in the first book (a, m, s, t), then has books which adds only one letter-sound to the base letters presented in the first book."

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