Thursday, April 13, 2017

Book Review: The Know-Nonsense Guide to Grammar by Heidi Fiedler

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Walter Foster Jr Publishing, via Edelweiss, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

The Know-Nonsense Guide to Grammar  cover


Get kids excited about learning! The Know-Nonsense Guide to Grammar is a hilariously illustrated, quirky, and fun guide that kids will love!
Turn each page in this book to learn a new basic grammar concept, including alliteration, similes, hyperbole, and much more, turning what can at times be dry topics into something approachable and fun. Full of quirky and hilarious illustrations, kids will love learning so much they might even laugh out loud. Flex your literary muscles, and soon you'll be a regular wordsmith!


Review:

We LOVE books that entertain as well as educate, and this book definitely fits the bill! Aimed at ages 8 - 12, grades 3 - 6, this small (64 pages) book packs a SERIOUS amount of information! Something that we've found with Miss Grace is that the funnier,the more 'kid accessible' information is, then the better she REMEMBERS it!

The Know Nonsense Guide to Grammar sample 1

As you can see- it is easy to remember the verb, when you remember the pie eating contest and sentence! Miss Grace laughed her way through the book and declared it 'fun!', so I know the intended age group will concur! And as we have found for her audio/visual learning style, these type fo books/activities, really CEMENT the knowledge better that a boring textbook! As you can see from the Table of Contents below, the book covers a LOT of info in its' pages:

The Know Nonsense Guide to Grammar sample 2

While not a primary means of teaching grammar, it is a FUN FUN FUN way to review and make sure your kids understand the different concepts! Or use it for a Summer review, to keep that brain drain from occurring! The author has 2 additional books in the series, The Know-Nonsense Guide to Measurement (coming out next month) and  The Know-Nonesense Guide to Money (unfortunately not coming out til November). The Measurement one would be great for reviewing math concepts as well over the Summer, so consider picking both up to beat the Summer 'I'm Boreds", while educating their brains!



About the Author:

Heidi Fiedler has written and edited more than 300 books for clients ranging from Target to Barnes & Noble. As a former editor for Teacher Created Materials, she has a wealth of editorial and writing experience, including over 180 nonfiction books in partnership with Time for Kids; 90 picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels; plus a wide variety of activity books and arts and crafts books.

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