PreS-Gr 2 This zany story introduces a conjunction at every page turn. A boy describes a day in the city, accompanied by an entourage of rodents. The people seem amazingly polite, clearing the elevator for them, providing helpful vantage points for viewing the city vista, and leaving their food behind when they flee a chic French restaurant. Children will laugh at the accompanying watercolors that show startled citizens scattering in all directions-some appearing simply as a vanishing leg at the edge of the page. The conjunctions (highlighted in large colored font) provide the drama as listeners wait to see what new havoc this troupe will visit upon the town. For example, when the rats decide to see a play, the narrator states, "We had trouble finding just the right seats, AS.../...all the seats were filled, SO.../...we sat on people's laps." The Gordons deliver the perfect cartoon imagery of wide-mouthed, perspiring play-goers exiting the theater. Those seeking definitions and direction for the use of conjunctions must look elsewhere, but this account of inadvertent rodent mayhem will be a winning addition to language-arts units and picture-book collections.-Jayne Damron, Farmington Community Library, MI
Just Me & 6,000 Rats: A Tale of Conjunctionsby Rick Walton, Mike Gordon, Carl Gordon
Teachers and parents know that teaching is more effective when kids are having fun. Rick Walton’s Language Adventures Series combines entertainment and education with eight newly revised picture books that cleverly teach grammar and usage. Kids will love the silly stories, funny illustrations, and witty wordplay. Teachers and parents will love the new… See more details below
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Teachers and parents know that teaching is more effective when kids are having fun. Rick Walton’s Language Adventures Series combines entertainment and education with eight newly revised picture books that cleverly teach grammar and usage. Kids will love the silly stories, funny illustrations, and witty wordplay. Teachers and parents will love the new features: definitions at the beginning of the book and activities at the end that allow kids to apply what they’ve learned.
Titles in the series include
• Around the House, the Fox Chased the Mouse: Adventures in Prepositions
• Bullfrog Pops: Adventures in Verbs and Objects
• Herd of Cows, Flock of Sheep: Adventures in Collective Nouns
• Just Me and 6,000 Rats: Adventures in Conjunctions
• Once There Was a Bull . . . (Frog): Adventures in Compound Words
• Pig Pigger Piggest: Adventures in Comparing
• Suddenly Alligator: Adventures in Adverbs
• Why the Banana Split: Adventures in Idioms
Rick Walton is the author of more than sixty children’s books, including this best-selling language arts series. His books have been featured on the IRA Children’s Choice list, Reading Rainbow, and CBS This Morning.
More than 150,000 copies sold!
Conjunction-junction, what's your function? Author Rick Walton knows, and he's delivered another delightful children's book in the language arts series to teach budding new readers all about them. Conjunctions are used to link words, phrases, and clauses, but who knew that they could be so clever!
"After the game we decided to see a play. The city is famous for its plays. We entered the theater. We had trouble finding just the right seats, AS . . .
. . . all the seats were already filled, SO . . .
. . . we sat on people's laps. We don't know why everyone decided to leave early, THOUGH. . .
. . . it might have been that the show was about cats. Who wants to see a show about cats? We left the theater.
And then the rats saw the sign, "Museum of Fine Arts". Rats don't read well. They insisted we go in BECAUSE . . .
. . . they thought it said, "Museum of Fine Rats."
- Smith, Gibbs Publisher
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- 8.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.20(d)
- Age Range:
- 6 - 12 Years
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We were walking down the street, just me AND . . .. . 6,000 rats. We had come to see the big city. We stared at the skyscrapers. We decided to go up to the top of one.
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