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Mine, All Mine!: A Book About Pronouns (World of Language )

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Perfect for introductory grammar and language arts lessons!
What is a pronoun? How do you use it? Do you say, "These candies are for him and me"—or "he and I?"
Explore language and discover how to use pronouns and their many forms from personal to reflexive to demonstrative.
Praise for Mine, All Mine!:

“Once again, Heller has taken a part of speech and made its function per
Paperback, 48 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Puffin Books (first published September 1st 1997)
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Nancy Kotkin
Text: 5 stars
Illustrations: 5 stars

Outstanding picture book about pronouns. Published in 1997, it's not recent, but adverbs haven't changed since then. The rhyming text manages to convey a lot of information. Both the meter and the rhymes feel very natural. All the adverbs in the book are blue and appear in a larger font size so that they stand out from the rest of the text. Covers personal pronouns, possessive pronouns, demonstrative pronouns, indefinite pronouns, reflexive pronouns, interrogat
Lisa Vegan
Dec 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: learning parts of speech and proper grammar; for fun & for the illustrations
This is the last children’s picture book I’m reading that I currently have at home from the library, and it might be the last book I complete in 2010. (I’m not going to be able to finish my current novel or my fun Harry Potter movie book, and I might or might not be able to finish my current vegan cookbook.) This is also the fourth [Ruth Heller] book I’ve read within the last day and the first by her that I’ve read in quite a while. I have read and enjoyed many of her books, and I own quite a fe ...more
Jordon Worley
Nov 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Mine, All Mine: A Book About Pronouns is a book that describes the different kinds of pronouns through using multiple examples. The pronouns on each page stand out in a different color and are written in a larger font so that students can easily identify them. The illustrations in the book are really big and colorful. It appears that the illustrator chose to use many different mediums (colored pencils, painting, and computer generated images). The illustrations clearly demonstrate what is being ...more
Douglas Larson
Jul 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: grammer
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
Aug 17, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a fun book to read aloud. The illustrations are wonderful and the rhyming narrative helps to disguise the fact that you are learning something. The depictions of the nursery rhymes, fairy tales, and Greek mythology were especially entertaining. I like that the book not only gives details about the different kinds of pronouns, but also explains common errors and shows how to pick the correct one. I doubt that just reading this book once will eliminate all errors in pronoun usage, but it i ...more
Grace Moore
Jun 08, 2016 added it
Shelves: lang-lit
This book serves as a great tool to use with younger children and students as they learn about pronouns. This book is colorful and makes learning about the appropriate use of pronouns more exciting for young readers. "Mine, All Mine!: A Book About Pronouns" contains rhymes throughout the story so there are different aspects of the book that relate to language development. Learning about pronouns is important for language development and is a great way to begin a child's education on different pa ...more
Sara Schwarzwalder
Apr 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a great tool to use with younger children who are just learning the concepts of English and how to use pronouns. This makes learning the pronouns less boring and more fun because it is in a catchy rhyming book with fun pictures. From, dogs, to kings to lions Heller makes it fun to learn parts of speech! This would be a great book to keep on the classroom shelf and maybe even use as a read aloud to a first or second grade class. I also like how on the last page Heller included a compiled ...more
Stephanie Skolmoski
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
I am fascinated with the English language and hate to see and hear it abused. Mine, All Mine is a book about pronouns. If you don’t know what one is, you will after reading this book. The author, Ruth Heller, explains what a pronoun is, how they are used and why they are important.

Heller’s illustrations are wonderful and full of color. This is an all-age book. It can be enjoyed on several levels – listening, seeing as well as actually learning something.
Erika  Forth
Sep 08, 2011 rated it it was ok
I love Ruth Heller's books about parts of speech - but not this one. The illustrations are beautiful as ever, but I just wasn't a fan of the narrative. It was choppy, didn't flow across the tongue like her other books, and boring. I wouldn't want to teach pronouns with this book. Very disappointing.
Jennifer Park
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: literacy, grammar
Mine, All Mine is a book about pronouns that describes the different kinds of pronouns through using multiple examples. It explains what a pronoun is and how you use them. I like the way the author identify the pronouns on each page. She ensures that they stand out in a different color and are written in a larger font so that the student can identify them.
Kerri Harshaw
This book teaches you about every type of pronoun by using them in sentences. The book also reviews proper usage of pronouns through the lyrical text. A great book to use when teaching students about pronouns. The pictures are bight, bold, and quite funny.
Kay Prell
Dec 02, 2013 rated it liked it
I really really don't get it. This is a book about pronouns, for heavens sake. My 5-year-old granddaughter wanted to read it twice - and then we started again and got interrupted. Maybe it was the rhyming scheme.
Jodi Young
Aug 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This story would be a perfect introduction to pronouns! This should be a book that is read often and the children may be able to fill in the rhyming word so that when they have to use a word at a certain time, the story will come in their head. Like School House Rock, but in book form.
Jul 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books, poetry
She's really clever. The names of the different parts of speech don't interest me, but she has practical poems in here to remember the rules that we frequently misuse.
Alana Arlequin
Apr 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: ece-3601, pronouns
This is a good book for a lesson on pronouns. The pronouns are written in blue so that the students can recognize them.
Michael D.
This book can give children new schemas for self-awareness as they explore the world of pronouns in this delightful book.
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another beautifully illustrated book!!
Jul 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Although not exciting or unique, Mine, All Mine is a serviceable book for introducing pronouns to elementary-school-aged children.
Fariba Aadelvand
Beautiful illustrations and great to show ex's of pronouns. Reference book.
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