Monday, July 6, 2015

Book Review: Don't Dangle Your Participle by Vanita Oelschlager

I've very nearly cleared out my *Netgalley list. I was hesitant to read this one because I wasn't sure
how my son would do since he is not ready for learning parts of speech etc.

This book explains what a participle is and how to properly use it. By using examples of the right and wrong way to phrase things.

This reminded me of Eats Shoots and Leaves. In fact we have the children's version of it lying around here some where. This wasn't bad at all but I didn't bother to explain to my son what a participle is. I just read it and pointed out the silly things. I explained that the book was showing people how writing things the wrong way changes the meaning of the sentence. Needless to say this was waaaay over my son's head.

The drawings were cute and did a great job of depicting the sentence. My son did ok and cracked up at the silly things but he really didn't understand what the point of the book was. This book is not for younger kids or those with learning disabilities like my son. They may still enjoy the book but they wont understand it like an older or more advanced child would.

I have a hard time rating this because there is absolutely nothing wrong with the book it just wasn't a fit for my family. Because my son did laugh and get some amusement out of it I'm going to go with 4 out of 5 stars.

*I received a free copy of this ebook from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion
**This book was read with my special needs son who is severely learning disabled. The review reflects not only my opinion but his as well

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