Dangle Your Participle. The title is enough to pique my interest.
True, it's an amusing title but how can anyone make sentence
construction interesting, much less funny? Well, Oelschlager
does just that.
first shows the sentence as incorrect then corrects it. Accompanying
each sentence is an imaginative illustration. The illustration
shows exactly what the sentence is saying.
of sentences has Lester is in the park -- two sentences and
riding his skateboard in the park, a deer almost ran into
picture has a deer riding the skateboard instead of Lester.
riding his skateboard in the park, Lester was almost hit by
has Lester riding the skateboard and the deer jumping over
him. See the difference?
the illustrations really make this book. They are expressive
and funny. I'm a grown up and I enjoyed reading it. Not only
will your child enjoy this book he/she will rethink what they're
saying and writing - and they might get a little silly with
it, just like Oelschlager.