Picture Book Review: Don’t Dangle Your Participle

Don't Dangle Your Participle
Don’t Dangle Your Participle by Vanita Oelschlager

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A hilarious and silly way to teach children about participles and what makes them dangle! Any English teacher would be incredibly happy to use this book in their classroom.

The bright illustrations are hilarious, and the various weird situations that the incorrect sentences describe are brought to life in every picture. If you leave a participle dangling in the wrong place, it could be the children at the zoo who are growling over their snacks, instead of lions growling as they should be!

One of the best things about this book is that it demonstrates how important it is to communicate clearly with language, and what silly results you will get if you aren’t careful with your words.

If I were an English teacher, introducing Participles for the first time or reviewing them, I would have my class try to act out each sentence, first the incorrect way, and then the correct way. Turning it into a game would really solidify the concept in the students minds, and this book makes it possible. I can just imagine the laughter in a classroom reading this book!

This book makes learning memorable and fun!

Disclaimer: I received an ecopy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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