Welltara presents...
Miss Punk-Chewation to the rescue. A fun book to teach kids about punctuation.

Miss Punk-Chewation to the rescue

Miss Punk-Chewation to the rescue

Pamela Stainton sees life as a series of journeys and she is embarking on a new one as a writer for children.

Working with children as an educator in the area of Primary Education she saw a gap in ways to learn punctuation for younger children, this was either done in an unimaginative way or was too sophisticated for them.

One day the name of Miss Punk-Chewation came to mind and the idea of the letters misbehaving. The story and illustrations grew from there.

Realising that teachers could do with some worksheets to use along with the book, these were designed as well for a follow up activity.

However, the story is written in such a way as to be useful for any adult to share with their whanau (family) or friends.

Page spread

A fun-filled book for teachers and parents to enjoy with their children. A book filled with humour and delight.

Miss Punk Cover

You can purchase this book by emailing Pam or downloading this Sellsheet for more information.

Pam's portrait 2

About the author

Pamela Stainton has worked in the field of Education throughout her working life as a classroom teacher and later as a Reading Recovery and Literacy Support teacher.

Originally from Inglewood, Taranaki she now resides in Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara), New Zealand.

She thinks that all learning should be fun and says that it was also fun to do the illustrations as well as the text.

Pamela hopes to publish other books and has many ideas already.

Click here to watch our beloved Children's Television presenter Suzy Cato read the 'Miss Punk-Chewation' story.

About Welltara

Pamela was wondering what she could call her new publishing business.
“Miss Punk” just didn't sound right, so she put her two homes (Wellington and Taranaki) together and came up with Welltara which sounded just right.


Author and illustrator Pam Stainton has been teaching literacy to young children for most of her career. This delightful book, filled with colourful and quirky characters, takes a new approach to using everyday punctuation. Appropriate for children of all ages, it is a fun and useful way to learn the basics.

C McCarthy
Marsden Primary


Thank you Pam, what a refreshing way to introduce young children to basic elements that make up a sentence. My Year 1 class really enjoyed Miss Punk and her naughty alphabet, they especially loved Mr Exclamation Mark who was yelling all over the page!

Charlotte Manthel ( Year 1 teacher)

Pamela has created a great little story that clearly explains, step by step, why letters need to be used with a few rules to keep them in line and help the reader. Pamela’s experience of working with children clearly shows through the colourful character of Miss Punk-Chewation.

Louise Gusterson, Teacher
Crofton Downs Primary


“What a fun and interesting story to engage young readers into an understanding of the conventions of written language.”

Julia Beresford
Teacher (Retired)

Miss Punk-Chewation to the Rescue is a fun-filled book that will delight children of all ages. Teachers and parents alike can use the story to to expressly teach grammar rules or just enjoy the story.

Toby Stokes

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