Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Summer Reading 2015 They're There on Their Vacation


Brian P. Cleary has done it again. This time he has demonstrated the proper use of the homophones: they're, their, and there. The Tuckabee family is planning their vacation and they're deciding to go here and there to see all the weirdest sites. They're sure to have a vacation to remember as their family travels there and back again. 

The quirky illustrations by Jim Paillot add to the zaniness as the Tuckabees visit the Cheezie Popz factory, an indoor campground with air conditioning and microwaved s'mores, and a narwhal petting zoo. And the additional explanations about the proper usage of the feature words are very helpful to readers of all ages. (They're there, in the back of the book, in all their glory.)

Kids will laugh at the odd places the family visits and teachers will be delighted at so many examples of how to use these "sound-alike" words properly. This is sure to liven up a lesson and generate some laughs, which doesn't always happen with grammar practice.

I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley. To see what else the author has included in his books, visit his website.

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