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Fantastic! Wow! and Unreal!: A Book About Interjections and Conjunctions (World of Language )

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  60 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Learning about interjections and conjunctions is fun with this dazzlingly illustrated book from Ruth Heller's World of Language series. The spare yet information-packed text is brought to life by eye-popping artwork. Colorful dragons, mysterious sea creatures, and rainbow-striped zebras leap from the pages. Simple yet clever, this inventive book will have readers saying "Y ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 23rd 2000 by Puffin Books (first published November 9th 1998)
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Ok, I was a Elementary Education major, with a reading/language arts emphasis, and *I* didn't understand these parts of speech nearly as well then as I do now after reading this book. Recommended to all writers, teachers and students, and fans of language. And fans of very cool pictures. I just love all her educational picture books as visual feasts, and most of them as really good at clarifying concepts we think we know but find we have more to learn about....
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
The World of Language Series would be great to pull out with students in upper elementary. The pictures in the books are bright/bold/eye-catching and the text when you really think about it is outstanding. I think I learned something new or was reminded of something as I read through them. I think the adjectives book is my favorite but this is a close 2nd.
Douglas Larson
This is another in Heller's series of illustrated guides to parts of english speech written for young children. There are about 8 or 9 of these books (one each on nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, interjections, pronounds, collective nouns and more). In each book in the series Heller presents the topic so clearly and so well that everyone, adults and children alike, come away with a solid understanding of the subject. While I did moderately well in english in grade school, junior high and high ...more
Jun 21, 2012 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
We've enjoyed reading a lot of the books written by Ruth Heller - the lyrically rhyming narrative and bright, colorful illustrations are certainly appealing and the educational content is often helpful for parents and children (I got a few good reminders of some of the more obscure grammatical rules.) At times I feel there is a disparity between the advanced level of the grammar being presented and the target audience of the book, but on the whole, we really enjoy the books in the World of Langu ...more
This book is more informative than a true story, but I think it would be really useful in a classroom. The teacher could read it aloud, or it could serve a really fantastic role as a reference book in a grammar center. It provides some great examples in a context that students would understand.
Grammar picture books are fabulous! It was really nice to have this book with all these example of interjections! I don't know if I ever learned "interjections" as a kid. . . but I get it now. :)

Ruth Heller has a whole bunch of these books that help with grammar--
Megan Ekins
The pictures are fantastic and are used in such a way as to really demonstrate Interjections and conjunctions. I would definitely use this in the classroom.
This was a fun, silly little read helping children learn about interjections and conjunctions. I will look for more books by her.
Fariba Aadelvand
A book about interjections and conjuntions. I love how the words rhyme throughout and the pics are just spectatcular.
Alana Arlequin
This is a good book for lessons on interjections and conjunctions.
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Author and illustration with a passionate interest in Korean culture. She lives with her husband in San Francisco, California.
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