It's Field Day in Mr. Wright's class, and not just for the students. Nouns and verbs want to play their own games, such as tug-of-words and three-legged races. But wait! No one is getting anywhere. First nouns and verbs will have to learn about the kind of teamwork needed to make a sentence.
August 15, 2007
Lexile: AD450L | Fountas/Pinnell: O
Robin Pulver is a popular picture book author whose website is robinpulver.com. She lives in upstate New York.
Lynn Rowe Reed writes and illustrates picture books and lives in Indiana. You can visit her website at lynnrowereed.com
"Pulver's humorous offering presents an appropriately athletic point of access to an often too-dry subject."—The Horn Book
"Reed’s vividly colored cartoons capture the high-energy activity, showing triangular-shaped verbs smiling, hopping, and whining their way through the story, accompanied by a variety of animated classroom objects. Although the emphasis is on silliness, Pulver makes her point about the parts of speech; even the youngest listeners will realize that sentences need both nouns and verbs in order to make sense."—Booklist