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Children's LiteratureChildren may no longer diagram sentences, but it is still useful to understand the tools needed to create a sentence. This series features a separate title on each of the key parts of a sentence nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, interjections, prepositions and pronouns. While they are not likely to be read cover to cover by individual children, they are perfect for group reading as a class embarks on a writing assignment. The layout is colorful and simple, with the appropriate words highlighted. Eye-catching photographs continue to be a highlight of the series, with many animals in this particular volume. Adverbs like "mischievously" and "sneakily" wiggle around three playful kittens and a brown bear eats "as quickly as it can." There are "try these" boxes asking readers to give the superlative and comparative forms of several adverbs or asking them to choose the correct adverb or adjective for various sentences. Examples are clear and plentiful throughout the book. The series is thorough, easy to understand, and often fun in its effort to "untangle the complicated rules" of the English language. Part of the "The Magic of Language" series. 2004, The Child's World, Ages 5 to 7.