Tru and Nelle by G. Neri is a book about a young Harper Lee and a young Truman Capote. In this book, however, Harper Lee is known as Nelle and young Truman is Tru. I often heard that the book To Kill a Mockingbird and the characters in that book were based on the childhood friendship of Harper Lee and Truman Capote; this is a children’s book that fictionalizes their friendship.Continue Reading
May I Quote You? includes a section on the different ways of looking at the grammar of standard English, that is, prescriptive language versus descriptive language. I am definitely a descriptivist, so I especially enjoyed that this book worked in that way to describe modern usage. The book includes an overview of some basic grammar terms, and then it has sections on the usage and grammar of tricky, tricky words of the 2oth and current centuries, look alike words, and how to form plurals.Continue Reading
Whose Hands Are These?: A Community Helper Guessing Book by Miranda Paul is a picture book for guessing the community job pictured. It teaches about community helpers with rhymes and illustrations.Continue Reading
I studied American Sign Language when I was in high school with some friends, and I also studied sign language for a year when I got to the university. I love sign language! I love the beauty of the motion. I love the grammar! And I always talk with my hands as I’m speaking. Sign language feels so natural to me. An ASL children’s dictionary would be a great addition to my home library.
When I saw a chance to review the Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary of American Sign Language on netgalley.com, I jumped at the chance to review it. As the title states, it is geared toward children, and I must say I simply love the way it has been set up. It is a bright, engaging, and helpful dictionary.
Keep reading for my review or check out my mini-review vlog on my Facebook page.
Book of the Day: Gallaudet Children's Dictionary of American S…
Book of the Day: Gallaudet Children's Dictionary of American Sign Language. I love it! Get it here: http://amzn.to/1Ok7aI6 (afflink)
Posted by Line Upon Line Learning on Thursday, January 14, 2016