DON’T DANGLE YOUR PARTICIPLE, by Vanita Oelschlager, Mike DeSantis (Art), Children’s Educational Book


Published May 1st 2014 by Vanita Books
ISBN 1938164032 (ISBN13: 9781938164033)


Words and pictures show children what a dangling participle is all about. Young readers are shown an incorrect sentence that has in it a dangling participle. They are then taught how to make the sentence read correctly. It is done in a cute and humorous way. The dangling participle loses its way and the children learns how to help it find its way back to the correct spot in the sentence. This is followed by some comical examples of sentences with dangling participles and their funny illustrations, followed by an illustration of the corrected sentence. Young readers will have fun recognizing this problem in sentence construction and learning how to fix it.


The written concept is endearing and original, well-planned and precisely written. However, in this particular case, the book is everything because of the accompanying illustrations. The writer clearly explains a subject that children may find dull and repetitive, but with the illustrations that are both fun and silly, artistically drawn and professionally executed, the principle is clear and easily understood. The combined talent of both author and artist, make this book a fun learning tool that I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending to an educational professional and parent alike.

Children will adore the characters, teachers will appreciate the lesson, and parents will enjoy this easy learning tool aimed at helping their child(ren) understand what participles are all about.

I wanted to also add that proceeds for this book are to be donated to charity raising funds for multiple sclerosis.

I thank NETGALLEY, and VANITA BOOKS for a copy of this book for my honest review.

I give this book:


825857.nbc-transparent-apple-2014for the illustrations!


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