To further a child's grasp of the meaning and function of adjectives, this gorgeous picture book provides enrichment and depth of understanding. As in her other pictorial explorations of parts of speech, Kites Sail High (verbs) and A Cache of Jewels (collective nouns), Heller uses a rhymed text in juxtaposition with bold, brilliant, double-page spreads. These books are a visual and auditory feast, designed to make language discovery appealing and rewarding. Young readers will certainly enjoy--and benefit from--Heller's elegant elucidations, and perhaps all should heed her parting advice: ``Whenever you find yourself in doubt / be cautious and be wary. / It's often very helpful / to consult your dictionary.'' Ages 6-8. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 11/01/1989 Release date: 11/01/1989 Genre: Children's
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