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Fantastic! Wow! and Unreal!: A Book About Interjections and Conjunctions
     

Fantastic! Wow! and Unreal!: A Book About Interjections and Conjunctions

by Ruth Heller
 

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Perfect for introductory grammar and language arts lessons!
 
What is an interjection? What is a conjunction?
 
Explore language and discover how to identify interjections and conjunctions and the way they work in sentences.
 
Praise for Fantastic! Wow! And Unreal!:

“Youngsters will

Overview

Perfect for introductory grammar and language arts lessons!
 
What is an interjection? What is a conjunction?
 
Explore language and discover how to identify interjections and conjunctions and the way they work in sentences.
 
Praise for Fantastic! Wow! And Unreal!:

“Youngsters will delight in the rhyming text, which artistically weaves information through vibrant illustrations. ... This title is a must-have for school media centers as it provides sheer enjoyment and stimulating instruction for both students and teachers.”—School Library Journal

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.

Books in the series:

Explore Language
1. Behind the Mask: A Book About Prepositions
2. Cache of Jewels: And Other Collective Nouns
3. Fantastic! Wow! and Unreal!: A Book About Interjections and Conjunctions
4. Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs
5. Many Luscious Lollipops: A Book About Adjectives
6. Mine, All Mine!: A Book About Pronouns
7. Merry-Go-Round: A Book About Nouns
8. Up, Up and Away: A Book About Adverbs
 
Explore Nature
1. Animals Born Alive and Well: A Book About Mammals and Their Young
2. Chickens Aren't the Only Ones: A Book About Animals Who Lay Eggs
3. The Reason for a Flower: A Book About Flowers, Pollen, and Seeds
4. Plants that Never Ever Bloom: A Book About Fungi, Ferns, and Other Plants Without Flowers

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Youngsters will delight in the rhyming text, which artistically weaves information through vibrant illustrations. ... This title is a must-have for school media centers as it provides sheer enjoyment and stimulating instruction for both students and teachers.”

School Library Journal

School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-Heller's latest book on the parts of speech shows not only exuberance toward her subject, but also connectivity to her earlier titles. What else would interjections and conjunctions do? Youngsters will delight in the rhyming text, which artistically weaves information through vibrant illustrations. While similar in style to the other books, each page of this effort is surprisingly fresh and new (Zebras have brightly colored stripes). The author offers a historical perspective to interjections, from the contemporary "Cool!" to the archaic "Alack!" There is also a full explanation of the types of conjunctions. This title is a must-have for school media centers as it provides sheer enjoyment and stimulating instruction for both students and teachers. Other libraries serving young readers should consider it as well. Wow! What will Heller do next?-Betty Teague, Blythe Academy of Languages, Greenville, SC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698118751
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
Explore! Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
413,940
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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From the Publisher
“Youngsters will delight in the rhyming text, which artistically weaves information through vibrant illustrations. ... This title is a must-have for school media centers as it provides sheer enjoyment and stimulating instruction for both students and teachers.”
School Library Journal

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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