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
2 thoughts on “Children’s books for gently introducing grammar and figurative language”
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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I am going to search for this very thing!