Grade 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, Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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