Don’t Dangle Your Participle – Vanita Oelschlager

Don’t Dangle Your Participle

Vanita Oelschlager

Book Illustrator: Mike DeSantis
Published: May 01, 2014

My Rating: 4/5 stars4 star


Words and pictures show children what a dangling participle is all about. Young readers are shown an incorrect sentence that has in it a dangling participle. They are then taught how to make the sentence read correctly. It is done in a cute and humorous way. The dangling participle loses its way and the children learns how to help it find its way back to the correct spot in the sentence. This is followed by some comical examples of sentences with dangling participles and their funny illustrations, followed by an illustration of the corrected sentence. Young readers will have fun recognizing this problem in sentence construction and learning how to fix it.


Don’t Dangle you Participle is author Vanita Oelschlager introduction on participles. At the beginning of the book, there is a good explanation of what a participle is. Each participle is listed on two separate pages, one incorrect and one correct. Both pages have an illustration to explain the authors’ examples. The illustrations are cute and very helpful in explaining the author’s examples. A cute book with funny examples to help a child who is struggling with the concept of the participle. This book could also be a great supplement in schools, libraries or homeschooling families.

~ Rose

BookLinksDon’t Dangle Your Participle by Vanita Oelschlager:

Amazon US / Amazon UK / Barnes & NobleGoodreads

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