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Children's LiteratureHe, she, me, I and they are all pronouns. As the author says, just like a substitute teacher fills in for a teacher, "a pronoun steps in as a sub for a noun, becoming the star of the feature." Without pronouns our sentences would be clunky and awkward, as in the example "Anne got so excited that when Anne first saw it, Anne couldn't believe Anne's good luck." Rarely is learning about grammar entertaining, but, after reading this book, young grammarians will never look at pronouns—from personal to possessive to demonstrative to indefinite—in the same way. Humorous rhymes and equally wacky illustrations make learning grammar rules fun. The cat characters add comedy and lightness to the tone as well as serve to reinforce each concept. An excellent addition to the bookshelf, other titles in this "Words are Categorical" series include A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What is a Noun and Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What is an Adjective. 2004, Carolrhoda Books/Lerner Publishing Co, Ages 7 to 9.
—Valerie O. Patterson