If You Were a Preposition

If You Were a Preposition

by Nancy Loewen, Sara Gray
     
 

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If you were a preposition, you would connect a noun or pronoun to other words in a sentence. You could go WITH you friends INTO the movie theater. What else could you do if you were a preposition?

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If you were a preposition, you would connect a noun or pronoun to other words in a sentence. You could go WITH you friends INTO the movie theater. What else could you do if you were a preposition?

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Children's Literature - Jennifer Bertman
Part of the "Word Fun" series, this title is a colorful and imaginative introduction to the role of the preposition in the English language. The text poses the scenario of what you would be doing if you were a preposition, giving example sentences with the prepositions emphasized in a bold, colorful font. Animals are depicted in the illustrations demonstrating the prepositions—a goat walking beside a shed, a tarantula crawling over a stack of books, a hamster sleeping during the day. The lively example sentences and whimsical drawings are occasionally bogged down with wordy explanations about prepositional phrases or modifiers, but this seems to be a necessary departure from the quick, concise examples if the book is to be a thoroughly educational tool. Included at the end of the book is an activity, a glossary, references for learning more about prepositions, an index, and a list of the other books in the series. Although the picture book format is designed to appeal to younger children, older children and adults might also appreciate the fun and simple approach to grammar.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404823907
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Word Fun Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
414,461
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Nancy Loewen has published many books for kids. She’s a two-time Minnesota Book Award finalist (Four to the Pole and The LAST Day of Kindergarten) and the recipient of a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers (Writer’s Toolbox series). She holds an MFA from Hamline University in St. Paul. Nancy has two children and lives near Minneapolis. To learn more, visit www. nancyloewen.com.

Sara Gray graduated with a BFA in illustration and design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for Picture Window Books, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, and Minnesota Parent Magazine.

The Word Fun series that Sara worked on with Picture Window Books won the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award and the American Graphic Design Award.

Sara currently works at Manhattan Toy Company as a product designer for Manhattan Toy's doll, plush, and puppet lines. Her illustrations also appear on Manhattan Toy's packaging for their Cirque du Soleil product line.

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