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

“Action is set and readers/listeners are drawn into this tale when Famous Fenton dances a jig in the barnyard on the opening spread and sings a ‘Yee haw hee ha ho’ jingle similar to Old MacDonald’s E-I-E-I-O. The refrain is repeated often and children will quickly learn to chime in.  Well-drawn signs appear on each two-page spread . . . The delightful rhyming tale contains humor that will tickle children’s funny bones with each read.  Bright, colorful illustrations are hilarious. . . . The concept of using rhymes based on a familiar tune and setting . . .  to introduce and reinforce signing is fantastic.  . . . Putting this book on school and library shelves in pre-schools and elementary schools is highly suggested.”

~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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Famous Fenton Has a Farm

by Oregon Book Awards finalist Dawn Babb Prochovnic

Join Farmer Fenton and his zany animal friends as you chant along and learn American Sign Language (ASL) signs for farm animals such as pigs, cows and goats.  Click Here to order signed copies directly from the author.

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