Lehrhaupt, Adam Word Play, illustrated by Jared Chapman. PICTURE BOOK. Arthur A. Levine, 2017. $18
Noun, verb, adjective, adverb, and interjection are all together to play. Verb is ready for action and she gets a little jealous when noun takes the stage. When trouble comes along, verb has to decide whether to help or whether to leave noun in a lurch.
The picture book starts with a short, clear explanation of each word of speech. The interplay between the words is amusing and with some careful guidance can be a good way to introduce and reinforce early grammar concepts. I love this back to basics look at Language Arts. While this is not a perfect book, it is engaging.
EL (K-3), EL – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher