Fighting Downright Criminal Grammar
By Tony Preciado & Rhode Montiji
Scholastic, 8.99, 176 pages
Sometimes the comic book theme can go just a little too far. Super Grammar explores the world of grammar as a superhero universe. The various parts of speech are broken down into a series of different groups, with bad grammar thrown into its own group. A lot of grammar is discussed very thoroughly and the illustrations definitely bring home the points being made. Even the bad guys are given a chance to shine and there is a lot of great advice on how to deal with grammatical issues.
This is a great book for kids to look at, read and actually learn some great points about grammar. The weird part is that this may not be a good book for tweens, as the superheroes and villains just come off as the usual made-for-tweens wannabe heroes. However, this is great for older teens; the sense of humor is just ironic enough that they would actually sort of like this book. Otherwise, this is well written, with a definite sense of humor. Again, your tweens may get bored of this book quickly, but in general this is treat for those looking for a good remedial grammar reference.
Reviewed By Jamais Jochim