Wednesday, October 1, 2014

REVIEW: Don't Dangle Your Participle

Don't Dangle Your Participle
Vanita Oelschlager
Mike Desantis, Illustrator

Genre: Children's Books
Publisher: Vanita Books
Publication date: 5.1.2014
Pages: 22

Recommended by: NetGalley, Read 2 Review
Date read: 7.8.2014

Summary: Words and pictures show children what a dangling participle is all about.  Young readers are shown an incorrect sentence that has in it a dangling participle.  They are then taught how to make the sentence read correctly.  It is done in a cute and humorous way.  The dangling participle loses its way and the children learn how to help it find its way back to the correct spot in the sentence.  This is followed by some comical examples of sentences with dangling participles and their funny illustrations, followed by an illustration of the corrected sentence.  Young readers will have fun recognizing this problem in sentence construction and learning how to fix it.


This is another one of Vanita's books to help young children learn.  This time she's discussing dangling participles and the child learns about sentence construction, how to identify a dangling participle, and how to fix it ... all within a cute story and with some great illustrations, done this time by Mike Desantis.  A great teaching aid to use with young children.

This book is funny and the kids had a lot of fun reading the sentences and looking at the silly pictures.  

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