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A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What Is a Noun?

A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What Is a Noun? - Brian P. Cleary, Jenya Prosmitsky Entertaining "parts of speech" lesson! My niece liked this quite a bit, which is great, because I think it's targeted at kids in middle elementary school grades. She got it. I liked it too. While I know what a noun is, and what a verb is, I don't know what all of the other parts of speech are, and I'm pretty sure that if I would have had a book like this as a child, I'd know those things! This was entertaining for its text and its illustrations, and teachers and parents could really take this book to soaring heights.

I don't think my five year old nephew quite grasps what a noun is, but now he's been exposed to it. We can keep working on it until he does understand. Mostly, he was just shocked to learn that his dad is a noun. "WHAT," he exclaimed. "DADDY IS A *NOUN*?!?!" You'd have thought I told him that his father is secretly a Martian. Which... We'll just let that one go.