The Funny Fair: English First Language (The Flitlits)

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The Funny Fair sees the central character, Jester Bit, scheming and dreaming. Will his cunning twiddle stick lead him to, or help him out of trouble? What prompts a friend to swell and feel out of shape at a Hall of Crazy Mirrors? Three friends hatch a crafty plan ...

This book has been specially designed and written to help young readers for whom English is their first language. It is ideal for ages 8-11.


The entertaining, educational components of the Flitlit books help children to learn in and out of school. Along with helping to improve literacy skills, they aim to inspire a life-long love of learning, to engender creativity and to enhance social and emotional development.

The surreal Flitlit characters flit about and float freely, depicting a sense of freedom and movement. This offers them a bird’s eye view of their home plots, co-characters and the landmarks depicted on a map. These attributes complement the humour and flow of the language.

Interaction is key to the core and ethos of the stories, involving characters that children can identify with within their own lives. The Flitlits interact by telling jokes, squabbling, scheming and plotting, involving friendships and rivalries. The central character, Jester Bit, is a scamp with a heart. His mischief brings about challenges and camaraderie that allow children to learn about compassion, empathy, teamwork and a sense of fair play.

Pilot School Video: Click this link to see 'The Flitlits' concept being used in the classroom:


"Flitlit Fever has taken over life in the classroom. We have analysed the language, studied poetic devices, deconstructed and created new plots and characters and much more. The project has truly harnessed the enthusiasm of the children." –Melody Jones, Teacher and Literacy Coordinator/ Pilot School

"We were fascinated by the depth of the characters and dimensions of the story. The usage of words with additional meanings provide further depth to the story. Children and parents will love the characters, whose well developed personalities enable children to develop their own intelligence too." - Educational App Store, UK

"This animated, structured educational package should form the basis of language learning in all primary schools. Anyone who has worked with children knows what stimulates their interest, curiosity and imagination. Eiry Rees Thomas and her Flitlits make learning a joy." – Bel Roberts, Author and Experienced Language Educator

Additional Information

Author Eiry Rees Thomas
ISBN 9781909717152
No of pages 64
Format Paperback
Publication Date 21 May 2015

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