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Author: Vanita Oelschlager
Illustrator: Mike Desantis
Publisher: Vanita Books
Published: May 1st, 2014
Size: 24 pages
The book starts by explaining different grammatical terms such as verbs and adjectives and what a participle is and how it is important to ensure they are correctly positioned in any sentence. This book is designed to help children realise how altering the position of the participle can totally change the meaning of the sentence, citing some humorous examples of when these are wrongly positioned before going on to show how they should be used. In every instance there are superb pictures to demonstrate the meaning of the sentences, helping highlight the position of the participle altering how the sentence is interpreted.
This isn’t a story book but is designed to help improve children’s understanding and interpretation of sentences. I suspect it may be very useful to teachers (and parents) who are striving to help their children understand these concepts – a very useful and truly educational resource to make learning to use participles correctly great fun. Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley for letting me read this book in exchange for this, an honest review.
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