Children’s books for gently introducing grammar and figurative language

My mother sent me a package of these books for our daughter for Christmas, and I figured I would share them. These books are beautiful, both in terms of the language and illustrations, and they make grammar seem like a lot of fun.

Books on grammar from Ruth Heller:

Merry-Go-Round: A Book About Nouns

Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs

Many Luscious Lollipops: A Book About Adjectives

Behind the Mask: A Book About Prepositions

A Cache of Jewels and Other Collective Nouns

Mine All Mine! A Book of Pronouns

Up, Up and Away: A Book About Adverbs

Another good grammar picture book is Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What is an Adjective? by Brian Cleary

For language generally:

Crazy Like a Fox: A Simile Story

You’re Toast and Other Metaphors We Adore

Stubborn as a Mule and Other Silly Similes

In a Pickle and Other Funny Idioms

The King Who Rained

2 thoughts on “Children’s books for gently introducing grammar and figurative language

  1. These look like fun!! I wish there was a book on Southern colloquialisms. My daddy would always say things like “naked as a jay bird” and “happy as a pig in slop.” I would love a full, comprehensive list of these for a connection to his generation.

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