"UP, UP AND AWAY: A Book About Adverbs" by Ruth Heller

"UP, UP AND AWAY: A Book About Adverbs"

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Continuing her unique series on parts of speech (Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs, 1988), Heller tackles one of the most difficult with her usual panache, coupling a deftly rhymed text with gloriously bold, colorful illustrations (""Some ADVERBS end in WARD, and others...in WISE... BACKWARD... LIKEWISE... COUNTERCLOCKWISE""--a succinct summary appropriately flamed by two pairs of gymnasts, their backs arched in opposing curves). The end-page conclusion is unduly abrupt; still, what other grammar manual will leave students longing for more? Just right to lighten up the lesson, even at the high-school level; Heller's admonitions are not only more fun but often clearer than more earnest explanations.

Pub Date: Nov. 7th, 1991
ISBN: 0698116631
Page count: 44pp
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap/Putnam