If You Were an Adverb

If You Were an Adverb

by Michael Dahl, Sara Gray

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Provides an introduction to adverbs. Includes an activity.


Provides an introduction to adverbs. Includes an activity.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Applying the picture book format to a book about adverbs is a novel approach to teaching children about a difficult concept. In order to help kids grasp the purpose of adverbs, the book uses the analogy of how peanut butter goes with jelly—a clever way to demonstrate how adverbs go with verbs. The clear, brightly colored illustrations cleverly portray a bear diving perfectly and speedily. Athletes are shown as extraordinarily fast, somewhat short, immensely muscular, or very tall. Teachers are sure to find this book very useful when they teach creative writing. Additional worthwhile extras include an adverb game, a glossary, an index, and sources for more information. The other titles in the "Word Fun" series are mentioned on the last page. Consider for purchase if there is a need for creative writing materials. 2006, Picture Window Books/Capstone Press, Ages 7 to 10.
—Sylvia Firth
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-These concept books define the parts of speech and give examples of their usage. The examples are in capital letters and in a color different from the surrounding text. Bright acrylic illustrations will help younger children visualize each part of speech. They are full of movement and color and make the books inviting. These titles are excellent resources to use along with Ruth Heller's books on the parts of speech.-Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
Word Fun Series
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
640L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Michael Dahl is the prolific author of the bestselling Goodnight Baseball picture book and more than 200 other books for children and young adults. He has won the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award three times for his nonfiction, a Teacher's Choice award from Learning magazine, and a Seal of Excellence from the Creative Child Awards. And he has won awards for his board books for the earliest learners, Duck Goes Potty and Bear Says "Thank You!" Dahl has written and edited numerous graphic novels for younger readers, authored the Library of Doom adventure series, the Dragonblood books, Trollhunters, and the Hocus Pocus Hotel mystery/comedy series. Dahl has spoken at schools, libraries, and conferences across the US and the UK, including ALA, AASL, IRA, and Renaissance Learning. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota in a haunted house.

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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