Around the House, the Fox Chased the Mouse is an installment in Rick Walton's award-winning language arts series, which has sold over 150,000 copies! This frolicking adventure teaches children about prepositions as it takes them on an adventure with a focused fox and a mischievous mouse!
|Publisher:||Smith, Gibbs Publisher|
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 Years|
About the Author
Rick Walton is the author of dozens of books for kids, including his popular books introducing language arts concepts: Once There Was a Bullfrog, Why the Banana Split, and Herd of Cows Flock of Sheep. He often plays his guitar happily. Rick and his family live in Provo, Utah. For more info visit www.rickwalton.com
Since graduating from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1980, Jim Bradshaw has worked as a graphic designer and art director during the day and as a humorous illustrator in his "other" life. Jim is married and has three children; they live in rural South New Jersey with their two cats. For more info visit www.spaceheadjim.com.
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A Closer Look:
Prepositions can connect nouns or pronouns to other words in a sentence. Example: The mouse lives on a farm.
Prepositions can show the relationship between nouns and other words in a sentence. Example: . . . over the rocks the mouse chased the fox . . .
Prepositions are usually followed by a noun or pronoun. Example: beneath the tractor . . . beneath (preposition) the tractor (noun)
Prepositional phrases include a preposition and its object or noun. Example: Around the house the fox chased the mouse . . . Around (preposition) Around what? The house (the object or noun) Example: into the barn into (preposition) Into what? The barn (the object or noun)
Now It's Your Turn!
Picture a Preposition
Draw a picture of a house. Write four prepositional phrases about the house. For example, you might write, "A bird is on the roof." Add each of the four prepositional phrases to your drawing of the house. Exchange your drawing with a friend. Can your friend come up with four prepositional phrases about the house from studying your drawing?