Around the House the Fox Chased the Mouse: Adventures in Prepositions

Around the House the Fox Chased the Mouse: Adventures in Prepositions



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423620754
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 36
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

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

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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?

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