About Prattlesnake

Prattlesnake is a series of children’s books and games made for boosting speech and language development.

For our little ones we have Pippa & Boo, which can be used to help toddlers acquire their first words, build vocabulary and start putting short sentences together.

For slightly older children speech sounds like /r/, /s/ and /f/ can be tricky, check out our “Books for Sound Practice”: Rob and the Rocket, Sippy and the Silver Search and Fright in the Forgotten Forest.

And we are always on the lookout for exciting new games, books and internet resources – so please regularly check our Links and Free Resources.


The team:


Elvira Ashby – Speech and Language Pathologist & Author

I’m a mother of two, and I have worked with children as a Speech and Language Pathologist about 15 years, both in a pre-school and school setting, in an SLP surgery and at a centre for children with special needs. In my spare time I like to read, write and dance, and make up stories with my little ones.



Karin Holmström – llustrator & Graphic Designer

I’m an illustrator and graphic designer, working out of a freelance studio in Stockholm. Here I produce pictures for books, magazines, educational materials and adverts, as well as working with various types of graphic design. I am truly happy in my work, which gives me the opportunity to learn about new subjects, think about ideas for pictures, read interesting texts and make my own interpretation of them. When I am not at my desk you might find me at a flea market, or maybe on the dance floor – or especially now looking after my new daughter!

I studied at the School of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg. You can see more examples of my work here: http://illustratorcentrum.se/medlem/karin-holmstrom