Dawn Babb Prochovnic



“I’ve just discovered a wonderful new sign language series by Dawn Babb Prochovnic that features basic signs woven into engaging stories that are both entertaining and educational. The books feature  themes appropriate to a young child’s developmental level . . . and the illustrations are absolutely adorable! I can’t wait to share the books with my Child Development Class--and my grandchildren!”

~Penny Warner, M.A. Special Education, Deafness


“Children who are interested in learning sign language will find the Story Time with Signs & Rhymes series an intriguing place to start.” ~Ilene Cooper, Booklist, October, 2009

“The text is lively, and Bauer’s colorful illustrations crackle with cartoony energy. . . . The signs themselves are well chosen for the target audience, and the structure of the stories provides a great way to introduce and reinforce basic ASL vocabulary for hearing children.”

~School Library Journal, January 2010

“Two rhyming lines of playful text and an illustration of one color ASL sign fit on each double spread. . . . Text closely matches the bright colored illustrations making this a good book for beginning readers. Repetitive text adds to the fun. As with other books in this “Story Time with Signs and Rhymes” series, an ASL Glossary, a page of fun facts, and another of signing activities fall at the end of the story. . . . In the entire set of eight books, 80 common signs are provided. . . . Pre-school and elementary students will benefit from the books in the series.”  

~Nancy Attebury, Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database

“All eight titles in the Story Time with Signs & Rhymes series by author Dawn Babb Prochovnic and illustrator Stephanie Bauer are fun and educational with inviting illustrations. The illustrations are in bright, comforting colors that make the objects pop out so children can easily identify what is going on in each scene--important for comprehension. . . . [The books] include rhymes and repetition that foster vocabulary development and phonological awareness, provide multiple opportunities to practice featured ASL signs, and, most importantly, make these stories fun for young children.”

~Katie Anderson, Library Youth Services Consultant

“Bring a new, dynamic finger-play experience to your story time!  Story Time with Signs & Rhymes offers a variety of rhythmic, playful stories for read-aloud fun. American Sign Language (ASL) signs are incorporated into the book design, inviting children to sign along with the story. The result is a literacy-based, finger-play experience sure to engage students and teach signing!”

~Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Publishing Group

Illustrated by:

Stephanie Bauer

Content Consultant:

William Vicars, Ph.D.

Published by:

Magic Wagon/

Abdo Publishing Group

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See the Colors

by Oregon Book Awards finalist Dawn Babb Prochovnic

Explore the life cycle of a garden and learn American Sign Language (ASL) signs for a full palette of colors including yellow, red and blue.  Beautiful to look at and fun to read! Click Here to order signed copies directly from the author. Buy in Portland at Green Bean Books!

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