Catchy New Children’s Book Reinforces Key Foundational Educational Concepts

Share Article

Caroline J. Clarke Connelly, MS/CCC-SLP, PC releases her sophomore children’s work

News Image

Author and state-certified elementary teacher and state-licensed/ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist Caroline J. Clarke Connelly, MS/CCC-SLP, PC has recently released her newest children’s book, “No, Silly-Willy,” an entertaining children’s book and literacy vehicle through which teachers, speech-language pathologists and parents can introduce, develop, teach, and increase children’s proficiency for numerous reading and literacy, writing and language concepts.

Readers can take advantage of the comprehensive, complimentary 82-page supplement packet, titled “No, Silly-Willy Literacy & Language Book Companion Unit.” The unit includes over 65 actual pages of educational student worksheets, games, teaching ideas and vocabulary picture cards that teachers, speech-language pathologists and parents can utilize to teach and reinforce the concepts presented in the book.

Connelly has also co-written a catchy and memorable song version of the book. Playing the song both before and after presenting the book can motivate children to listen to the story with increased focus, facilitate a more interactive story experience and help commit to memory the predictable language patterns and concepts in a fun and educational manner.

“As an educator and speech-language pathologist, I was motivated to create creative and fun ways to motivate and teach children reading concepts through several literacy and music vehicles,” Connelly said. “I wrote the book, companion unit and song to simultaneously and creatively achieve those goals.”

Educators can understand that “No, Silly-Willy” is both an intriguing and fun children’s book and a literacy vehicle for parents, teachers, and SLPs to help children jump-start and refine their reading and language skills.

“No, Silly-Willy”
By Caroline J. Clarke Connelly, MS/CCC-SLP, PC
ISBN: 978-1483483733 (softcover); 978-1483483726 (hardcover); 978-1483483719 (electronic)
Available at the Lulu Online Bookstore, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Book companion unit available for download at Teachers Pay Teachers
Song accompaniment available at

About the author
Caroline J. Clarke Connelly, MS/CCC-SLP, PC is a state-licensed/ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist and a state-certified elementary teacher who has a deep understanding of how to best engage children and help them learn easily. Connelly knows how to connect the necessary foundational underpinnings of Speech and Language learning to educational curricula. Connelly holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Florida Atlantic University and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Nova Southeastern University. She is PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) certified. To learn more about Connelly and her books, please visit

LAVIDGE – Phoenix                        
Kalin Thomas

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Kalin Thomas
Email >