Mine, All Mine

Mine, All Mine

A Book about Pronouns

by Ruth Heller
Publisher: PaperStar Books
Trade Paperback, 48 pages
Price: $8.99
Used Price: $5.00 (1 in stock) Condition Policy

As usual, Ruth Heller takes a part of speech and makes its function perfectly and entertainingly clear. This time it's pronouns—personal, possessive, demonstrative, indefinite, reflexive, intensive, interrogative, and relative. From cover to cover, the stylishly drawn, brilliantly colored, double-paged illustrations grab readers and don't let go. The exceptionally fluent, rhythmic text is printed in an unobtrusive font with pronouns highlighted in bright blue.

Like Up, Up and Away (1991) and Kites Sail High (1988), Mine, All Mine is at its very best when read aloud. "Demonstrative pronouns make it clear. Those are far. These are near. They point out decisively. This is she and that is he." While younger readers are an obvious audience, be sure to introduce this title and its counterparts to elementary-grade language-arts teachers and their students. Who would have thought pronouns could be such fun?

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