Kitty Kerplunking: Preposition Fun by Cynthia Reeg
(A PET GRAMMAR PARADE book)
Guardian Angel Publishing, 2006
Prepositions kerplunk all around Preppy the kitty in this beautifully illustrated picture book, providing young readers a fun introduction to everyday prepositions. A study guide and six additional activity pages make this book an educational tool as well.
In Kitty Kerplunking: Preposition Fun, Reeg teaches children, in a light and fun way, the uses of prepositions. How does she do this? With the help of one very cute Kitty and his antics about the house. Each page features an engaging, colorful illustration and a sentence showing a preposition. For instance…
“Preppy the kitty … pitter-pattered ON the piano keys.”
Each time the preposition in the sentence is capitalized. At the end of the book there’s a useful study guide as well as six pages of activities, including a criss-cross puzzle, word search, seek & find, and fill-in-the-blanks. This is the perfect book to introduce young children to prepositions.
Author and Book Reviewer
Preppy the kitty in KITTY KERPLUNKING: PREPOSITION FUN is a huge success with the OASIS tutors. They have loved reading your story to their students and engaging them in language play using prepositions. Each page provides a rich visual and literacy experience for the students in a fun and lighthearted manner. Thank you for providing the instructional materials at the back of the book. These extension activities help to solidify appropriate practice for using prepositions. The study guide helps tutors understand the proper use of prepositions and how to interject them into student writing. I look forward to hearing more from the tutors and their experiences with the book. I also look forward to future books from one of Missouri’s new authors.
K-5 Reading Intervention, OASIS, Title I
Rockwood School District
St. Louis County, Missouri
Kitty Kerplunking is not only a fun picture book for early readers, but a fun way for them to begin to understand grammar. In the story you follow Preppy the kitty through the house as she shows you how prepositions are used in front of a noun in a sentence. At the end of the book there are puzzles and games to help reinforce finding prepositions and the proper use in grammar. Kids will delight in reading this book over and over again so they can help Preppy the kitty find prepositions in the world around them.
Editor, Stories for Children Magazine
Print and Color