Many Luscious Lollipops: A Book About Adjectives

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Perfect for introductory grammar lessons! What is an adjective?
 
Explore language and discover how to identify and create many different types of adjectives, from demonstratives to articles to proper adjectives.
 
“To further a child’s grasp of the meaning and function of adjectives, this ...

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Overview

Perfect for introductory grammar lessons! What is an adjective?
 
Explore language and discover how to identify and create many different types of adjectives, from demonstratives to articles to proper adjectives.
 
“To further a child’s grasp of the meaning and function of adjectives, this gorgeous picture book provides enrichment and depth of understanding… A visual and auditory feast, designed to make language discovery appealing and rewarding.”
Publishers Weekly

“An excellent and enjoyable introduction to grammar both for younger children who will respond to the verse and images and for older children who will get an overview of adjectives and their uses.”
School Library Journal

“The brilliantly colored illustrations are grand attention grabbers that give the unabashedly technical terms real punch.”
Kirkus Reviews

 
About the Explore! series:
 
Dedicated to helping children learn a variety of nonfiction subjects, the Explore series uses pitch-perfect rhyming text and brilliantly illustrated images to make learning fun.

Brief rhymed text and pictures introduce adjectives and their uses.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
To further a child's grasp of the meaning and function of adjectives, this gorgeous picture book provides enrichment and depth of understanding. As in her other pictorial explorations of parts of speech, Kites Sail High (verbs) and A Cache of Jewels (collective nouns), Heller uses a rhymed text in juxtaposition with bold, brilliant, double-page spreads. These books are a visual and auditory feast, designed to make language discovery appealing and rewarding. Young readers will certainly enjoy--and benefit from--Heller's elegant elucidations, and perhaps all should heed her parting advice: ``Whenever you find yourself in doubt / be cautious and be wary. / It's often very helpful / to consult your dictionary.'' Ages 6-8. (Nov.)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
One of four books in the "World of Language" series, Heller informs and entertains as she teaches kids about the various parts of speech. This entry is about adjectives-those words that describe things. The illustrations are pure delight as readers meet specific and non-specific adjectives, predicate adjectives, demonstrative adjectives, possessives, articles and the tricky irregular adjectives. It's a great ways to help allay fears and to remove potential boredom from a grammar lesson. A good choice for any library and home too. 1998 (orig.
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Bold, bright illustrations and playful rhymes introduce the particulars and peculiarities of the parts of speech in 10 inch-square books easy to hold up in front of a group as you sensitize youngsters to what makes good English. Ms Heller's similar Up, Up and Away, Kites Sail High, and A Cache of Jewels target adverbs, verbs, and collective nouns, respectively.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780698116412
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Series: Explore! Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 180,952
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.77 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.09 (d)

Meet the Author

After receiving a fine arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley and completing two years of graduate work in design at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, Ruth Heller (1923-2004) began her career designing wrapping paper, cocktail napkins, greeting cards, and coloring books. After five years of rejection and one complete revision, Heller's first book, Chickens Aren't the Only Ones, about egg-laying animals, was published in 1981. It was so successful that the sequel, and second book to be published, Animals Born Alive And Well (1982), about mammals, quickly followed. In 1983 and 1984, her third and fourth titles, The Reason For A Flower (about plants that have seeds and flowers) and Plants That Never Ever Bloom (about plants that do not) were published.

She then began work on a collection of six books, the How To Hide series on camouflage and the magic of this phenomenon in nature, which covered the entire animal kingdom — insects, birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and sea creatures. The next collection of books became a five-volume series on parts of speech: A Cache of Jewels and Other Collective Nouns; Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs; Many Luscious Lollipops: A Book About Adjectives; Merry-Go- Round: A Book About Nouns; and Up, Up and Away: A Book About Adverbs. She also wrote and illustrated the unique and fascinating book Color, a charming and instructive guide to how art goes through the four color printing process.

Among the notable people who have had an influence on Heller's writing have been: Ogden Nash, Gilbert and Sullivan, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, and Dr. Seuss. Heller says of her work, "All my books are nonfiction picture books in rhyme. I find writing in rhyme enjoyable and challenging, and I think it is an easy way for children to learn new facts and acquire a sophisticated vocabulary. Children are not intimidated by big words. I try to make my writing succinct and allow the illustrations to convey as much information as possible."

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    Great Book for teaching Grammar!

    I love using picture books to teach. Students love to have a visual to relate to topic. This book has great pictures and I find that students of all ages would enjoy this. A must have for teachers.

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