Children's Literature Comprehensive Database - Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.
"Part of the “Word Fun” series of fifteen books on parts of speech and elements of grammar, this edition explains compound words for early elementary students. Using the picture book format, the story utilizes an imaginary trip down the Mississippi River, taken by animal characters, to define and give examples of compound words, highlighting the compound words with capital letters throught the text. Colorful, cartoon-like illustrations of animals and minimal text combine to attract young readers to the unlimited use of compound words. There are plenty of examples as the story moves along the Mississippi, providing those readers who are having difficulty mastering parts of speech with practice. A follow-up written activity, glossary of new terms, and sources for further study are included." - Children's Literature Comprehensive Database
January 1, 2009