Behind the Mask

Behind the Mask

A Book about Prepositions

by Ruth Heller
Publisher: PaperStar Books
Trade Paperback, 48 pages
Price: $8.99

From the series that includes Kites Sail High: A Book about Verbs (1988) and A Cache of Jewels and Other Collective Nouns (1989), this volume explores yet another part of speech: prepositions. Although the rhyming text contorts sentence structure from time to time, it provides many examples of prepositions (printed in large, blue type) as well as some rules of usage. Large, colorful drawings illustrate the words imaginatively. While a child alone might find the text confusing, the many teachers who use the series will probably enjoy reading this book aloud to introduce or illustrate prepositions in their classrooms. Carolyn Phelan

Midwest Book Review
Heller's survey of prepositions provides early learners with basic grammar insights, using rhyming text and colorful illustrations to define prepositions and how they're used. Parental intervention will assist in the process of a child's understanding of the ideas; but the color and rhyme goes a long way towards solidifying a somewhat challenging concept.

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