Up, Up and Away (Sandcastle)

Up, Up and Away (Sandcastle)

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by Ruth Heller
     
 

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"Lively...The playfully rhymed text flows effortlessly as it discusses superlatives, irregular adverbs, and double negatives....Informative and fun."-- School Library Journal "Using expansive color drawings and catchy rhymes, Heller writes about words frequently and vividly and with an unmistakable flourish....A clever introduction."-- Booklist "ThisSee more details below

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"Lively...The playfully rhymed text flows effortlessly as it discusses superlatives, irregular adverbs, and double negatives....Informative and fun."-- School Library Journal "Using expansive color drawings and catchy rhymes, Heller writes about words frequently and vividly and with an unmistakable flourish....A clever introduction."-- Booklist "This eye-catching book explains its perplexing subject well and clearly, and more memorably than could any grammar textbook." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this latest addition to Heller's expanding collection of parts-of-speech books, the author/artist employs her characteristically vibrant, larger-than-life paintings to examine the many aspects of adverbs. Readers are told--and captivatingly shown--that ``ADVERBS work terrifically when answering specifically . . . `How?' `How often?' `When?' and `Where?' '' A glorious blue-and-white Victorian house, for example, drips gingerbread trim across one spread: it was painted ``RECENTLY.'' The question, ``WHY do pandas eat bamboo?'' is posed against a comparatively spare spread of three beguiling creatures devouring green leaves. If this book is a bit more confusing than the earlier volumes, it is chiefly because of the inherent diversity of the topic--young grammarians may well be puzzled that the words in a bride's vow of ``YES, INDEED, FOREVER'' are equated with the ``how'' of ``HOW do you do?'' Nevertheless, Heller once again offers an informative English lesson that is great fun to read and rife with theatrics. Ages 6-up. (Nov.)
Children's Literature - Sharon Salluzzo
A grammar lesson has never been such fun. Heller approaches this part of speech in an organized, logical manner. She gives examples for the ways adverbs can be identified and used. The adverbs are boldly capitalized so they stand out in the rhyming sentences, making them easy for the reader to identify. The attractive graphic-style illustrations draw the reader into the book and demonstrate the adverb being discussed. The author cautions the reader to remember: "don't ever use NOT and NEVER together" for "you will always be in trouble if your negatives are double!" This is part of the "World of Language" series covering all aspects of grammar. 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"-square books easy to hold up in front of a group as you sensitize youngsters to what makes good English. Ms Heller's similar Many Luscious Lollipops, Kites Sail High, and A Cache of Jewels target adjectives, verbs, and collective nouns, respectively. 1993 (orig.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-- Heller maintains the standards she set in her previous concept books in this lively introduction to adverbs. The playfully rhymed text flows effortlessly as it discusses superlatives, irregular adverbs, and double negatives. The featured words appear in bold print and are used frequently throughout to demonstrate their functions. The jewel-toned illustrations are a visual delight, featuring everything from Persian cats to purple cows. Large double-page spreads provide maximum graphic impact, while the subjects add a whimsical touch. The book ends abruptly, but its many strengths greatly outweigh this quibble. Teachers and children will find the clever presentation informative and fun. --Lori A. Janick, Parkwood Elementary School, Pasadena, TX

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448401591
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/15/1993
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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