How did anyone survive grammar before Ruth Heller came on the scene? This favorite author/illustrator has just the right knack for taking the boredom out of a lesson. As she did with collective nouns in A Cache of Jewels and verbs in Kites Sail High, she makes adjectives a subject worthy of visiting again and again. Through playful rhymes and eye-catching, imaginative illustrations, she introduces some of the many "mesmerizing" (that's one) words that can make nouns come to life, including some that, presented in a more ordinary fashion, might be considered too advanced for her readership. But this introduction is more than just a list of rhyming words. Heller is brave enough to tackle the tougher side of teaching parts of speech, and through her guidance kids go on a fantastic tour of specific and non-specific adjectives, predicate adjectives, demonstrative adjectives, possessives, articles, and tricky irregular adjectives. Her clear presentation ensures that readers won't be confused; more than that, they may even be eager to try their own hands at using adjectives. Use this (and Heller's other language books) as a bridge between grammar lesson and writing practice.