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The Great Grammar Book Hardcover – 5 Sep 1996

4.9 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 14 pages
  • Publisher: Bodley Head (5 Sept. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1898304750
  • ISBN-13: 978-1898304753
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 1.8 x 30.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 75,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

With this marvellous new innovative title comes the chance for today's children to discover that grammar is as easy as ABC, with all the fun of wheels, flaps, tabs, a mirror - and even a dog to take for a walk! This truly interactive book lays the foundations for all future language skills.

About the Author

Kate Petty lived in Cornwall with her husband, Mike, before tragically dying from cancer in May 2007. She was both an extraordinary writer and an extraordinary person. The author of a number of novelty and pop-up books, including the innovative The Great Grammar Book and The Wonderful World Book, Kate was also involved in creating amazing books for the Eden Project children's book list.

Jennie Maizels studied illustration at Central St Martin's School of Art and Design, and graduated in 1993. The Great Grammar Book by Kate Petty was Jennie's first children's book and has sold a quarter of a million copies. She is the illustrator of six other books in this pop-up series, including The Global Garden, The Super Science Book, The Wonderful World Book, The Magnificent Music Book, The Terrific Times Tables Book, The Perfect Pop-Up Punctuation Book, all by Kate Petty. She is also the author of Finger Food for Babies and Toddlers (Vermillion, 2003). Jennie lives in Hampshire with her husband and two children.


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By A Customer on 2 Nov. 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book is excellent. My daughter (6) now knows more about grammar than me! She loves the pop-ups and flaps. This book is well worth its price.
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By A Customer on 9 Dec. 1999
Format: Hardcover
Brilliantly thought out, beautifully illustrated - children adore and keep going back to it. Effortless, enjoyable and valuable learning.
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By A Customer on 30 Sept. 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is a fantastic, interactive book on English grammar. The beautifully illustrated,pop-up pages demonstrate plurals, verbs, pronouns, adjectives and much more. Children will love the way they can control what happens on each page at the pull of a tab or the turn of a dial. Ingenious!
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The pages are bright and colourful while being packed full of creative ways to use this book.

My daughter works with age 8 - 10 year old children at a school for children with learning difficulties. She is going to take this book to school with her and read it with the children. It is a very interactive book.

The hard cover book is bright and full of pop up pictures and sliding images. It will certainly get the attention of children and they will be engaged with the bright colours, there is just so much going on - on each page. It is certainly miles away from the books I used to buy for my children in the 90's, they were boring and bland compared to this.

The book is sure to be a hit with teachers, pupils and parents and help children to learn their grammar in a fun and memorable way.
The book has 12 double pages and there are characters to help along the way. These are made up of Nicola noun who happens to be a cat, Annie the adverb who is a caterpillar, Vera the verb and she is a rabbit, Alan the adjective is a bear, Percy Pronoun is a peacock, Connie Conjunction is a mouse, Squawk and Paul are the Plural Parrots and lastly Berty Belonging the Bee.

These characters interact throughout the pages and help learners and the illustrations are also very helpful. The pages are all full colour gloss printing.

I was kindly sent this book for review purposes and the opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

I have added photographs.
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The Great Grammar Book was released a few years back and has just been re-released. It is a wonderful, fun, colourful learning aid for any child trying to understand the world of grammar.

From verbs to adverbs, nouns to conjunctions, and much, much more, the book covers them all in an easy to understand, eye catching, interesting manner.

The author used unique techniques and animal characters to keep the children interested. Meet Nicola Noun, Vera Verb, Alan Adjective, Annie Adverb, Percy Pronoun, plus many more.

Children will love spinning the wheel, pulling the many tabs, and enjoy the pop up scenes. The book was illustrated by award winning illustrator Jennie Maizels. Her illustrations in the book are bold, beautiful and very eye catching.

When in comes to learning some children thrive in the classroom, others need a more hands on approach, and easy to understand methods, this book does just that.

This would be just as useful at home as it would be in the classroom.

A lovely educational book that will help kids and most likely some adults with their grammar skills.

Reviewed by Stacey at Whispering Stories Book Blog

**I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**
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Another great book by Kate Petty. This is effectively a Grammar Made Easy book for children just starting out but would be really helpful for children mixing up some areas still too. Riddled with colour, interaction and fun characters this book is difficult to fault.

Divided into 9 distinct sections, Petty tackles each area by simplifying the meaning of a Noun, for example, and then giving colourful and action packed examples for children to get involved with. I love how this makes kids work out for themselves the answers without the answers being there straight away so you can really gauge their understanding, rather than their ability to regurgitate what they've already read!

This covers Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Pronouns, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Plurals and Punctuation in an easy and simple manner. Each page has a different theme, as well as different subject, with the recurring characters you meet on the first page. I like the continuity of these characters and the themes add an extra talking point for when children become tired or restless.

The various flaps, pulleys, wheels and tabs are all linked together - a really nice addition to each page. This means that when you turn a wheel, for example, a word might pop up somewhere on the page. This really adds to the interaction within the page and makes the learning a more memorable experience - hopefully! Some of the flaps, particularly the large pop ups, are a bit stiff the first time but this wears off once you've stretched them out a bit; although I did feel this made me feel more confident they were sturdy and less likely to become dog-eared or torn after the first use!

There are limited examples within this book in terms of practising what you've been reading.
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