Reviews for The Dragon Grammar Book







The Dragon Grammar Book-
Grammar for Kids, Dragons
and the Whole Kingdom
Published Dec. 2017
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 Reviews

5 stars: 55
4 stars: 1
                                  

Back cover: Finally! An easy-to-understand grammar book with fun grammar lessons. The Dragon Grammar Book is the ideal grammar book for kids, dragons, and adults alike. From multi-award winning children’s fantasy author, Diane Mae Robinson, The Dragon Grammar Book introduces middle grades through adults to the basic rules of the English language with easy grammar lessons. Featuring the zany fantasy characters in the author’s The Pen Pieyu Adventures series, The Dragon Grammar Book is sure to be enjoyed by the whole kingdom.

When Sir Princess Petra clobbers Snarls with a book, she uses the only book that can help her fire-breathing dragon-steed: The Dragon Grammar Book. This amazing book uses kid-friendly sentences, humorous illustrations, and easy-to understand examples. The Dragon Grammar Book is a fun tool that will help your middle-grade dragons better understand the basic rules of writing—and reading.—Sue Morris, Kid Lit Reviews

In her latest offering, Diane M. Robinson takes on a challenge greater than any of the obstacles which Sir Princess Petra has yet faced: how to make the arcane rules of English grammar interesting and accessible to a wider audience. While many kids and adults would rather face a fully-grown ogre than the laws of punctuation, The Dragon Grammar Book provides a clear and comprehensive look at our language for princesses and dragons alike. With clear examples and fun activities, this book is a must-have for readers and aspiring writers.—Peter Takach, High School English Teacher and Grammarian

The Dragon Grammar Book takes some of the basic rules of writing and makes them more approachable with a dash of creative fun courtesy of The Pen Pieyu all-stars. So whether you’re a sword wielding princess, an onion loving dragon, or an everyday Jane/Joe, you’ll walk away with a clearer understanding of the English language and be ready to tackle sentence structure and word usage with the best of them.—Gina Reba, Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Unbeatable winning combination . . . Sir Princess Petra faces her fears of the menacing fire-breathing dragon and conquers the pitfalls of grammar! Clever, painless, and fun way to learn, implement and test yourself in the English language.—Barbara Ann Mojica, Author of the Little Miss HISTORY children’s nonfiction book series, http://LittleMissHISTORY.com

5 / 5 Jasper, Author
Simply Brilliant! I loved this book. It now sits in a prominent place in my office. Grammar, for me, was always infinitely boring and difficult to understand – something to be avoided like the plague. But, under the tutelage of Ms. Robinson, it has come alive! Not only does she describe and explain adjectives, adverbs, compound sentences, etc., etc., but she does so with humor and a bit of whimsy which delights the reader.
The book takes a very, very dull subject and jazzes it up so it becomes enjoyable for children and adults of all ages. And, given the subject matter, this was a monumental undertaking! But nothing seems to be too difficult for Snarls the dragon and his alter-ego, Diane M. Robinson. They breeze through the most difficult and confusing parts of the English language, explaining them in a clever and engaging manner.
I recommend this book for all writers, irrespective of age. Five big shiny stars for this break-through reference manual! And, P.S. - the illustrations are great, too!
 
5 / 5 Grady Harp, Top 100 Amazon Reviewer. The organization and gradual advancement into concepts is well considered: Diane opens with grammar terminology (adjective, adverb, clause/sentence, conjunction, contraction, interjection, modifier, noun, participle, phrase, predicate, preposition. punctuation, subject/object, verb) and then the book blossoms into a teaching situation that is both informative and entertaining. While this book is visually one that young learners will enjoy, adults (and young adults) will find the information more useful that school textbooks. The figures from her previous books keep it light but make no mistake; THIS is a fine grammar lesson! Diane’s thirteen awards earned for her other books will soon be matched by all manner of awards for this very fine teaching tool.
 
5 /5  C. L. Murphy, Children's Book Author. Ms. Robinson explains in a clever and engaging manner, so that young writers can better understand the complex rules of English grammar. The entire family—or Kingdom—will enjoy the examples and activities from her award-winning series offered within the book. The illustrations that begin each chapter help set a playful tone.

5 / 5 Literary Titan, Book Reviewer. The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom, by Diane Mae Robinson, is a handy writing tool for kids in one neat, little package. Robinson presents readers with a succinct list of terminology, ten chapters covering everything from subject and verb agreement to dangling participles and misplaced modifiers. Throughout the grammar guide, readers are treated to engaging illustrations of Sir Princess Petra and Snarls, the dragon. From beginning to end, The Dragon Grammar Book, provides readers with everything they need to address those most common questions they encounter as budding writers. Robinson begins her grammar guide with a very useful and well-organized grammar terminology section. Teachers, students, and parents will find the opening 15 pages of the book an extremely helpful tool for quickly skimming and finding definitions and examples of each of the parts of speech, punctuation, along with a few writing terms tossed in for good measure. Let’s face it, kids can shut down at lightning speed when a textbook comes into sight. The Dragon Grammar Book provides the perfect amount of information presented in short bursts that don’t overwhelm the reader. Accompanying explanations for each rule are not too wordy, and hold the reader’s attention long enough to make a point. The ongoing dragon theme is tucked into each of the example sentences throughout the book. As a teacher, I appreciate the wide variety of topics covered in the fairly short text. The author has chosen to include some areas students will encounter as their writing develops over the course of several years. Chapter One’s focus on confusing words was a breath of fresh air to this teacher. Arranged alphabetically and featuring brief, easy-to-understand examples, this portion of the book is simple to navigate and covers each and every roadblock young writers encounter as they learn to proofread and edit their work. I give The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom 5 out of 5 stars. Having a useful resource that engages students and includes a wide variety of grammar rules with short, fun examples is difficult to find. Robinson has produced a winner with this easy-to-navigate, all-inclusive, grammar guide for kids.

5 / 5 Tonja Drecker, Book Reviewer. This is a small treasure chest of grammar information, not only for kids but also for adults and those who love visiting dragons. Covering everything from punctuation to clauses to tricky word pairs and even more, this is a comprehensive glance at basic grammar. . .with a lovely dose of dragon, that is. After several pages of explanations concerning grammar terminology, the book goes on with ten chapters concerning various themes. Then, there are two fun tests at the end (as well as answers) to help readers see how much their grammar has improved and where they might need some brushing up. Fun illustrations, which depict the exciting characters from The Pen Pieyu Adventure series, help keep the book from growing too dry. This is a book, which I'll be keeping on my own shelves. The explanations are concise, easy to understand and hit upon simple things, which tend to cause trouble. While the explanations are clear, I wouldn't recommend this book for kids under ten to use on their own. Older kids, teens and adults will have no trouble diving into the pages, and even those ages eight and up will enjoy the entertaining examples. It's a great reference book to keep on the shelves, a lovely help for those just needing a bit more grammar assistance, and an ideal addition for a homeschooling program. The only thing I missed was a quick index to help find specific terms (especially for the Grammar Terminology and Confusing Words chapters). Still, the topics and rules are easy to find, and the chapters are well organized. Summed up, this is a great book for grammar basics, not only for kids but for adults. The fun characters give the entire thing the needed humor and spice to keep boredom at bay.

5 / 5 Deziree, TeacherAs a junior high and high school teacher, I really appreciated the organized and gradual way the author sets forth the teaching methods in this book. The book starts with grammar terminology so the reader can easily flip back to this section when they need a refresher on the terms. The next section--Confusing Words--is a breath of fresh air to any teacher or writer. Then with each subsequent easy-to-follow chapter, the author builds on the previous chapters to gradually go more into depth on more complicated grammar rules. The book was very easy to understand and follow while covering all the common grammar rules that the average teacher, writer, student would need. The author's humorous writing, through her characters of the dragon, princess, king, etc., makes the book thoroughly enjoyable and nothing like the average torturous grammar book at all. I'd recommend this book for grade 7 through adults.

5 / 5 Jackie, Book ReviewerSo good on every level. Diane May Robinson's The Dragon Grammar Book is a concise text of English grammar presented using examples relating to imagery typical of children's fantasy literature. It begins with a quick overview of grammar terms before going on to describe rules in more detail. Each chapter introduces a different type of common grammar rule or mistake and provides concrete examples of the various usages. At the end of the book there's a practice section where you can test out your newly learned/refreshed skills. Despite the whimsical nature of its title, this book is not only for young ladies and knights in training, but can also prove useful for even the most seasoned of wizards. Though it presents everything in a way that's easy to understand, it doesn't skimp on topics that might get overlooked in grade school, such as em- and en-dashes. This is exactly the sort of book that I would have loved as a child and exactly the sort of book that I would love to give my future children in hopes that they are one day just as enchanted with the English language as I am.

Midwest Book Review.  Award-winning author and writing instructor Diane Mae Robinson presents The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom, an English grammar guidebook created to be thoroughly accessible to readers of all ages and backgrounds. The fantasy and dragon motif adds a dash of tongue-in-cheek spice to the straightforward, user-friendly descriptions of English grammar rules complete with a wealth of examples.  The Dragon Grammar Book is an excellent tutorial or refresher for writers everywhere, and highly recommended especially for public and school library college collections, as well as personal reading lists. 

5 / 5 LitPick Student Book Reviews, Ampster.

Petra and Snarls are back for more in the Pen Pieyu Adventures. This time, they are tackling something fun and incredibly challenging: grammar. Join them and the rest of human and dragon kind in a quest to discover the secrets of words: their usage, spelling, and which punctuation goes with them. Written in second person, this book instructs you of the dos and don'ts of grammar and the English language. With exciting examples to engage readers, you won’t want to miss out of this enjoyable, easy-to-understand, educational book.

Opinion: 

The Dragon Grammar Book was an easy-to-read informative book that I thoroughly enjoyed. Though this book was about grammar, which is not my favorite subject in school, the author, Diane Mae Robinson, did keep me engaged most of the time. It's meant to be a reference book on grammar, not a story to be read in one sitting.
After reading the Pen Pieyu series, I fell in love with Petra and Snarls. Their unique personalities were portrayed perfectly and just as I remembered them. That was enough to keep me smiling throughout this entire book. It was an enjoyable book that kept me entertained.
The facts in this book were spot on, and I learned a lot about grammar, spelling, and punctuation rules. As an educational book to look up some quick English facts, this is perfect. And I must say that after studying this book, I’m absolutely positive I’ll ace my next grammar test. Any elementary or middle schooler who reads this will, too.

5 / 5 Bjonsmom, Author.  Creatively substantive. Amusing and valuable
When I was in grade school and loving English, learning the parts of speech was one of my favorite assignments. I knew every clause and contraction by heart and just aced every test on the subject. As the years went by, like most of us, the rules and terminologies of grammar were buried in my subconscious and I wrote, edited and spoke correctly - or incorrectly - without being able to exactly explain why.
Along came Diane Mae Robinson’s wonderfully crafted Dragon Grammar Book providing a one-stop resource for old “kids” like me who need a refresher course. Surely, I remembered the difference between awhile and a while? And how about when to use who, whom, whoever and whomever? What about lie, lay, lain - past, present and past participle? Golly. Okay, at least I now know for sure it is never all right to use alright without having to Google it.
Kids will enjoy learning grammar especially if they have read Robinson’s charming Sir Princess Petra books. But even if they have not, they will be entertained as well as informed by rules and principles that are wrapped in the fictional references to her books, giving the grammar lessons a storybook quality.
Spoiler alert! There will be tests. I’m not telling if I aced them all.


5 / 5 John Marston, Amazon Reviewer.  Diane Mae Robinson has created a wonderful resource with this collection of often confusing rules.
When I first looked at The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom, I thought, “piece of cake.” My degree is in English. My children are homeschooled. I see, and teach, this stuff all the time. I was very wrong about the book. Diane Mae Robinson has created a wonderful resource with this collection of often confusing rules for the English language. Robinson is also the author of a popular children’s series called The Pen Pieyu Adventures. She incorporates the characters from that series into this book to keep it interesting for kids of all ages.
As she points out, even people who teach the subject have to regularly refresh their memory when it comes to certain rules of grammar. While this book is aimed at middle school children, it will become a regular on my bookshelf. I can see myself grabbing it frequently when I need to make sure I am using a word correctly or punctuating appropriately. The lessons in the book are very easy to read and understand. The explanations are written in a way that even the most grammar-challenged person can follow it. And after you read all the rules, there are practice questions in the book to help check your mastery of the rules.
My favorite part of the book is when she offers explanations for the most confusing rules. I have learned these rules over and over throughout my life, and still ended up confused a few times. Robinson managed to make even the toughest rules easy to follow and, even a little fun. As much as I love the English language, even I have to admit that this is hard to do.
The book begins with definitions for parts of speech. This is an important, and sometimes, overlooked step. Starting with the basics ensures that no one is left behind. Of course, most people know the definition of noun, verb and adjective, but how many people can definitively define squinting modifier or dangling participle off the top of their heads? My guess is not many.
She then moves on to confusing words such as any more versus anymore and between versus among. These confusing word pairs are all too often used incorrectly. She covers those and so much more in this thoroughly entertaining manual. The quizzes at the end of each chapter really do help to make sure the reader has absorbed the lesson. It’s a quick, easy way to make sure it’s okay to move on to the next chapter.
I really enjoyed this book. That’s not something I expected to say after reading a book about grammar. I am giving it a solid 5. It was well researched and well written. While I am not sure my kids would be as taken with it as I am, I do think it will become their go-to resource when they have a grammar question. I highly recommend this book for those with kids in school and people trying to learn English as a second language.

5 / 5 Jessic Bone, Amazon Reviewer. How well do you know Grammar?
The Dragon Grammar Book is the ideal grammar book for kids, dragons, and adults who need a refresher in English Grammar. This reference manual introduces kids through adults to the basic grammar rules of the English language. The English grammar lessons featuring the fantasy creatures makes it an enjoyable book for the whole kingdom. The clear examples and fun activities make relearning the basics like terminology, sentences structure, verb agreement, and other skills more entertaining. This is an excellent resource for all ages, whether you are writing a resume or a book report for school. This book is by no means a comprehensive study of grammar but is a helpful resource to understanding grammar in a fun new way. The book's explanation and example sentences with the help of Diane Mae Robinson characters from her Pen Pieyu Adventure series make the grammar a bit easier to understand. With all the grammar books out there this one stands out. Diane explains the rules and terminology in a way that whether you are 5 for 45 you can understand the concept and not feel like it is over your head or being talked down to. When reading I found myself understand concepts I had forgotten over the years from lack of use. This book is well worth the cost and should be one everyone's reference shelf.

5 / 5 Kristy Morgan, Amazon Reviewer. A book that's fun AND educational
This is a great book that helps kids gain a better grasp of English grammar. I've been working with one of my friend's kids and helping him with English. He's a really smart kid but he's been struggling a little with English. I think he's been bored more than anything though. So when I came across this book I thought I'd give it a shot. It really seems to be helping. It breaks concepts down in ways that make them easier to understand and it's also fun. Who doesn't like dragons, right? It even has a story-line from chapter to chapter to keep things interesting. The lessons build on what you learned in previous ones and there are quizzes so kids can test themselves to see what they've learned and what they need to work on.

5 / 5 Rachel, Amazon Reviewer. Can grammar be interesting?
The Dragon Grammar Book is the latest offering by Diane M. Robinson the award winning children’s chapter book author and writing instructor. In this book she takes on the monster topic of grammar in the English language and some of the not so basic rules for correct usage.
There are kid friendly examples and illustrations to lighten the tone of the book, after all trying to learn the rules of grammar at any age can be intimidating. I have memory issues and there are things in this book that I found myself rediscovering or learning anew. The fun activities will allow children to apply what they are learning which will help them retain it better.
Although geared toward middle grade children I think even adult will find themselves picking up this book to sharpen their writing techniques and skills. For those of us who write or aspire to write for pleasure or profit this book can prove to be an invaluable resource. I think that Diane M. Robinson has succeeded in making English grammar interesting and more approachable for folks of all ages.

5 / 5 Bookaholic, Amazon UK Reviewer. At first glance you could be forgiven for thinking, 'The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom' is solely aimed at school children, however, the clue, as to the age of the intended audience, is in the second part of the title.
The author, Diane Mae Robinson, will delight and entertain children with her tales of princesses, dragons & knights whilst becoming more informed about the nuances of the English language. However, I would also urge teens to take a peek at the in-depth tips, Robinson imparts, as they may be pleasantly surprised to discover, 'The Dragon Grammar Book' is a great revision aid that will help them to prepare for their exams. Adults, in the meantime, may like to use the book as a refresher course to assist them when helping their little one to complete homework; or as a reference book if they are studying English as a second language.

5 / 5 Annotare, Goodreads Reviewer.  Excellent for all ages. Bought for a family member. Kept it.

5 / 5 Kat Wells, Amazon UK Customer. Great, clear explanations and examples, useful whatever your age! Helped me figure out a few niggly grammar issues I had with ease.

5 / 5 girlwithabook, Reviewer. The Dragon Grammar Book by Diane Robinson is an informative, educational and reference guide for younger children, highlighting those all-important grammar rules that sometimes get left behind as children progress through the education system! Written in a way that appeals more to a younger reading audience, the book is accompanied by the occasional finely illustrated dragon related picture, depicting its own story as the objective of the book continues. With a completely different take on the often-difficult world of the rules and regulations of English grammar, Diane works to break down the basics, while offering her readers the option to test what they have learned towards the end of the book – complete with answers, of course! I feel as though The Dragon Grammar book is one for the bookshelf which children of school age could refer to time and time again, but more importantly, want to use as a permanent reference book, which is perhaps more than you can say for standard grammar books. Not only is there an extensive grammar terminology section at the very beginning of the book, which is a brilliant inclusion, but the remaining chapters are well structured and easily broken down, with the concepts running fluidly from page to page. Even the examples used, which consist of mentioning one or two dragons during them, are perfectly matched and work to keep the younger brain engaged and captivated as they work their way through the book.

Bonnie Dani, Reviewer at Adalinc.org You may have seen your last last dangling participle or misused comma in the kingdom. Childrens’ writer Diane Mae Robinson has created a fun and easy way for any young grammar dragon in training to learn the often difficult and, dare I say, tedious rules of English grammar. As any English/Language Art teacher knows our students usually begin breathing fire when we bring up polishing our grammar sword skills. Robinson’s book will be the faithful companion all our young grammar dragons need. This book will make for a great educational resource in any classroom, homeschool or just for any moms and dads helping their young kids with revisions at home.

5 / 5 Allyn, Reviewer.  Creative and full of vital grammar skills I find I am constantly learning new things and relearning old lessons concerning grammar. This book is a great help toward perfecting and expanding grammar skills. I love that it is fun, creative and has terrific references to keep the reader engaged. I certainly don't remember my school lessons being this fun! The format was simple, straight to the point without stuffing too much in to an explanation to dull the mind. I will be using this as a reference as well as to engage my boys with dragon fun while learning the rules of grammar!
Great book! Definitely will recommend.



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5 / 5 Katie Noakes, Reviewer on Amazon UK. What I love about this book is that it intertwines fun-loving characters ...
When it comes to children's education, it can often be difficult to find a book that is both educational and entertaining. Diane Mae Robinson does a remarkable job in writing The Dragon Grammar Book to complement both the classroom and home learning.
A grammar book packed full of interesting terminology and knowledge, this book is ideal for anyone who wants to refresh or learn the basics of middle school English.
What I love about this book is that it intertwines fun-loving characters to ensure that children's knowledge is bettered, and their focus is retained. This book is already highly rated, and I too am a lover of what the author brings to the world of grammar, structure, and the English language. After reading this book, I was able to engage with learning the basics of the English language, whilst being taught in a fun and interactive manner. For this reason, I would strongly recommend this book for anyone who wants to brush up on their grammatical knowledge.
Diane May Robinson is an astonishing award-winning fantasy and educational author that inspires and promotes a healthy attitude towards learning. The Dragon Grammar Book is an inspirational book that offers children an array of educational techniques and advice, including (but not limited to) punctuation and grammar rules, complicated sentences, confusing word choices, and much more.
Another exceptional thing that the author has attempted is to create an impact right from the offset. The use of images prior to each chapter allows children to visualise the exciting characters used whilst speaking about the English grammar. This really is a great way to captivate the reader's attention, don't you think?
For me, I have rated this book a solid 5 out of 5 stars. The author provides clear, easy to read chapters that have a clear focus and detailed information to help anyone struggling with English Comprehension. A great grammatical book for anyone who needs that little extra help!

5 / 5 Amazon UK Customer. Fantastically informative and easy to follow.
A brilliant read and future reference for any child or even adult that needs to brush up on their grammar.
The characters mentioned and examples used are fun and attention grabbing and the content easy to follow.
A great read all around!


5 / 5 Karen A., Reviewer.  Coming from a background of having a BA in English, and having homeschooled my children, I could see the value in this book. Overall this book is a fun way to introduce grammar to kids, there are fun illustrations that go along with the storyline. The chapters are short and provide review material. This is a great resource for families that are home educating, but also for those with children in school. Since the sections are so short it makes for a great review source to supplement their regular school work and to use a reference guide. 
 

5 / 5 I Love Reading Too Much, Reviewer.  The Dragon Grammar Book is a creative approach to teaching your child grammar. This book makes learning easy and fun.

5 / 5 Sue C., Amazon Customer. The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom is a great and entertaining way to teach grammar to, well, anyone. Diane Mae Robinson has simplified grammar rules for young children to understand all while reading the adventures of Sir Princess Petra and Snarls, her dragon. I say this book can be enjoyed by all because although Robinson has geared the book to children it is not so simple that an adult wouldn’t enjoy and benefit from it. It was a nice a refresher on many common mistakes most of us make without realizing it. Robinson includes a glossary of commonly used grammar terms so the reader can easily find a term, which just helps with understanding grammar rules. There are many examples provided throughout the book, quizzes at the end of each chapter and at the end of the book. I thought this was a great way to ensure understanding of the material. Robinson has truly turned what can sometimes be a boring subject into an exciting adventure for all readers.

I was amazed at the content in the ten chapters. I'm not certain what I expected, but certainly got more for my money than a dragon story telling me how to properly apply grammatical rules. Her [the author] format is strong for either audio or visual learners—one learning technique reinforcing the other. . . And mixed up with all these rules and examples, Robinson lets kids connect, or reconnect, with her fantasy all-star cast of characters from The Pen Pieyu Adventurers series. I’m glad I bought the paperback edition. This book in hand is an excellent tool for my writing library.

5 / 5 Claudia Jacobs, Reviewer. This is a great learning book for young children; my grandson really enjoys this book.

5 / 5  Rae, Reviewer. A Grammar Guide For All Ages All words described are first defined, explained how it is used, and then provided as an example. I’m a huge fan of learning by example because it shows if they can do it, so can you. It’s an enlightening reading experience as it can be used as a refresher when forgetting some appropriate uses of English grammar. This book was well-written and you can tell how much time the author took to make her explanations as comprehensible as possible.

5 / 5  Jenn, Reviewer.  Great Learning Tool This book is written in a fun way that will really help children and adults get a better understanding of proper grammar. We all make lots of mistakes that we might not even realize we're making. I love all of the illustrations in the book and I found that by bolding certain words, the author helped me put emphasis on where the error is most likely to occur. I also like that there are worksheets in the back of the book so that I can test my knowledge after reading. If you know any high schoolers struggling with their grammar classes, I recommend giving this book to them because it's very clear and informative.

5 /5 LitPick Student Book Reviews, Johny. The Dragon Grammar Book is a handy book to have around!
The Dragon Grammar Book by Diane Mae Robinson is a clearly written, informative book of grammar for anyone ages 12 and up. It begins with an explanation of the author’s purpose for this project and a list of important definitions that should help readers understand the grammar and punctuation rules that are well-organized into ten chapters.
To keep the book from feeling too much like a formal grammar book, each chapter begins with happy, light-hearted drawings of the characters from The Pen Pieyu Adventures series written by the same author. When they are compared with each other, the characters in the pictures seem to tell a fun story of their own about how grammar and punctuation might seem frightening at first but can be studied and learned. With an easy to understand book like this one, anyone can forget about it being a boring subject, and they can get excited about finally understanding how grammar and punctuation rules work.



Opinion:

The Dragon Grammar Book is a handy book to have around!
In this book, the rules are explained very well, and they have simple, sometimes silly, sample sentences about a kingdom with dragons in it. Most of the sentences show readers how to set up grammar and punctuation correctly, but in a few of the sections, sentences are labeled with (Wrong). This helps readers see common mistakes that anyone can make. The “Test Your Knowledge” sections and two tests also give readers opportunities to check how much they learned from the book. Much of each test comes from the sample sentences, so readers can review explanations in the chapters again if they can’t quite remember how to set up the sentences. The book ends with a few character sketches and positive feedback from others about the author’s Pen Pieyu series, so if readers enjoyed the theme in this book, they might decide to read those books too.
Grammar is usually hard to understand, but Ms. Robinson has made a difficult subject easy and interesting to learn. She explains why correct sentences are set up exactly the way they are, how some of the sentences are written incorrectly, and what to do to fix the mistake. When I first started studying grammar, I didn’t like it because many of the rules were complicated and didn’t make sense to me. This book has cleared up most of my confusion and has helped me see the purpose of learning to follow grammar and punctuation rules properly. I think reading this book will even help me be a better writer because it has helped me understand more about the parts of speech and how they work together with punctuation. Now I can set up my own sentences correctly more often and make sure they express the exact meaning that I want.

4 / 5  Kim Nixon, Reviewer. The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom provides a thorough overview and lesson in English grammar. Author Diane Mae Robinson covers the basics of grammar in a way that is interesting and imaginative. Who would of thought that dragons would have a place in the teaching of grammar? They do, and Robinson uses them to add creative examples and a silly storyline to her book.  Diane Mae Robinson does an excellent job of teaching the reader grammar in a way that is simple and imaginative.

5 / 5 Wayne Clark, Adult Fiction Author. It occurred to me while reading through Diane Mae Robinson’s The Dragon Grammar Book that its OOPS it’s not a work only for OOPS for only young visitors to her delightful kingdom. It’s for of all ages who want to communicate clearly. The fact that the author has gone to the trouble of creating crystal clear OOPS crystal-clear and fun examples of all the grammar rules any one OOPS anyone needs to know makes the book useful to those who hated grammar in school to the point they still don’t know why you can say this but you can’t say that. The author’s dragon deserves a teacher-of-the-year award. If you think a dangling participle is something you strike while playing piñata, this book is for you.

5/ 5 Barbara Ann Mojica, Children's Book Author. I love the way this book makes it simple for children and adults to learn, review and refresh the rules of the English language. The author uses a chapter book approach to highlight parts of speech, sentence structure, modifiers, word agreement, punctuation, and confusing words. Robinson strives to leave no stone unturned. She even tackles ellipsis, brackets, braces, quotation marks, and em and en hyphens, which most readers of this book probably never knew existed. Who doesn't love a challenge? At the end of each section, the author provides a mini quiz to test comprehension. When the reader finally reaches the end of the book, there is a mastery test on the contents of the entire book. Robinson links her content to her children's book series based on Princess Petra and her dragon friend. Illustrations spice up the lessons and make them fun. Readers are invited to sign up for a free coloring book. I would highly recommend this book for ages nine through ninety-nine. Keep it on your shelf to sharpen your skills and make your writing sparkle.

5 / 5  Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite. The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom is a nonfiction educational book for children written by Diane Mae Robinson. Robinson is the author of The Pen Pieyu Adventures, a children’s adventure series starring Sir Princess Petra. She’s also a writing instructor who still finds it necessary, from time to time, to double-check those grammar rules. In this book, Robinson presents basic grammar rules in an accessible manner that is geared for young readers, and she does so using the characters and story line of her Pen Pieyu series. She begins with a glossary of grammar terms, and then proceeds to demystify confusing and often misused words and phrases, such as affect/effect and between/among and the deadliest of them all -- lie/lay. She then tackles verb agreement, punctuation and other aspects of syntax and sentence structure, employing examples that are filled with dragons, castles and, of course, Sir Princess Petra herself. Robinson includes spot quizzes at the ends of many chapters, and she also provides two levels of Dragon Grammar Skill Tests with answers at the end of the book.  I love dragons and grammar! So my eyes lit up when I saw Diane Mae Robinson’s nonfiction educational book for children, The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom. I’m also a big fan of Sir Princess Petra, whose adventures have admirably shown kids that it’s cool to be both a princess and a knight or a prince who likes to cook. And while I’ve read any number of dry, tolerable and even enjoyable books on grammar, I’ve rarely come across as well presented and entertaining an approach to what can be an intimidating subject, particularly for a young audience or for adults learning English as a second language. Robinson gets to the heart of the really puzzling aspects of grammar and offers them up in a format designed to make learning grammar more fun. The chapter quizzes are enjoyable ways to make sure you’ve gotten all the rules down, and the Skill Tests are also quite useful for spotlighting areas that need more review. And unlike many of the classic grammar texts, her grammar recommendations are oriented toward pragmatic, real-world usage. The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom is a great resource for kids, their teachers and anyone else who’d like to know a bit more about language and how to use it. It’s most highly recommended.

5 / 5 Beyond The Pages, Reviewer/Author. Robinson has created The Dragon Grammar Book for kids that is fun, interactive, and easy to understand. Every aspect of the book deals with dragons and other characters from her Pen Pieyu series.  Whether you have a youngster who is ready to learn grammar rules or struggling to understand the complex rules our language has… this book will be perfect for them! There are quizzes, tests, and even drawings from the author herself. Your kids will have fun with this grammar book. No more grumblings when its time to study! I went through each page and word and must say that this book can even help us, adults! Easily explained grammar rules with dashes of fun. I mean seriously, learning grammar with dragons is just fantastic.

5 / 5 Christine Suarez, Book Reviewer. As a homeschool mom, I love using this book to teach my kids grammar because it is fun and engaging and helps them actually understand grammar while having fun! My daughter uses this for her lessons and for writing for fun. It doesn't get better than that!

5 / 5 Erika Grediaga, Reviewer. This is a must have resource for English writing children. With very clear descriptions, Diane Mae Robinson breaks down the English language in bite-sized pieces with very clear examples on how to write correctly. With the aid of her Pen Pieyu characters, and in a fun way, the reader can easily search and understand the different components of the English grammar. As a non-native English writer, I wish I could have had this book in my hands when I first began writing in this language. As I mentioned before, the book is broken in very comprehensive chapters along with exercises, to ensure that grammatical rule is fully understood. Again, it is not a book to sit down and read, but to use as a fabulous resource to guide older elementary school kids and middle-graders into the next level of writing.

5 / 5 Reviewed By Barbara Fanson for Readers’ Favorite. Schools, libraries, writers, and readers will benefit from The Dragon Grammar Book. In easy to understand terms, author Diane Mae Robinson explains adjectives, adverbs, compound sentences, and takes on complicated words like that and which. And that’s just the introduction! She gives examples of each grammar concept and explains the difference between affect and effect, but also other confusing words like they’re, their, or there, and then provides examples. Each page could be a lesson for teachers in a classroom or adults and children who want to practice correct grammar. Good grammar is imperative in school, at work, or in social media posts. The occasional table helps compare singular and plural words, or present tense, past tense, and past participles. “Meaning is everything, and the comma, or lack of the comma, can make a big difference.” This sentence is so true. I often call my daughter for dinner: "Come and eat, Kristen.” Without a comma—or pause—she would be dinner! Author Diane Mae Robinson has written an excellent book on grammar that children and adults will comprehend. She explains the meanings of words and then uses them in a sentence. Sometimes, she even tells us how not to use it. Whether you’re new to grammar or just need a review, The Dragon Grammar Book is the best place to start—and end! Full-page gray scale images are well done by Breadcrumbs Ink and appear at the start of each chapter. I love how the dragon reads a book with the girl. Middle-grade students will like the dragon and princess references, which should keep them reading. I believe the Test Your Knowledge pages are beneficial to readers to make sure they understand the basic concepts before moving on. Teachers and readers will enjoy the skill-testing questions to make sure they understand the material.

5 / 5 Stacie Theis, Book Reviewer. The Dragon Grammar Book is a wonderfully written and beautifully organized must have writing companion for children and adults alike. The book begins by addressing "Confusing Words," which immediately had me hooked. The simplicity of the explanations and clarity through examples makes it easy for readers to grasp concepts and immediately apply what they've learned. The book can also be used by parents to assist them in explaining usage especially when helping with homework or homeschooling. The proper use of grammar and punctuation is so important, yet it's a skill that seems to escape many. Often times during classroom instruction students do not fully comprehend the lessons and are left confused and give up. As adults lessons we once knew, or at least believed we knew, escape us. The Dragon Grammar Book makes it so simple to understand grammatical correctness and/or to brush up on our skills.

5 / 5 More Than A Book Review. Review of the Dragon Grammar book; A Grammar Book for Kids, Dragons and the Whole Kingdom by Diane Mae Robinson. You may have seen my reviews for Sir Princess Petra. It’s adorable kid books where Petra goes on adventures with her dragon and friends. The author has taken those characters and environment and created a very fun book on grammar. There are 10 chapters on different sections of grammar. The book contains sketches throughout to make it fun for kids. She includes great examples in the chapters to put the material into context. There are also small quizzes throughout the book to test your knowledge. Then the author created to Dragon Grammar Skills test. It was very eye-opening for me. There are obviously two areas that I struggle with anymore and any more and when to use which and that. I highly recommend this book for kids and adults obviously after I saw my results

5 / 5  JoJo Maxson, Amazon Customer. Diane Robinson not only gives comprehensive explanation of parts of speech, but also common punctuation rules, with entertaining examples and illustrations. She also includes examples of commonly misused grammar and the correct way it can be used in a sentence, she also does this with the punctuation. This was a fun refresher and I will be looking to get her more of her books in hard copy for my children. Who knew an English grammar book could be so fun? I am always looking for fun ways to teach my children, because if it is interesting they will remember it longer and want to learn. I always got a room full of chuckles when I mentioned dangling participles. The Dragon Grammar Book gives me great material that I can use as an example while keeping a straight face.

5 / 5 Afobos, Amazon Customer. A long time ago in a galaxy far away... Well, back in the 80's in the country of Greece anyways, I was an English teacher and taught English as a foreign language to ages ranging from grade school to adults. To make a long story short I could have used a book like this one to make my job easier. It's an easy to understand book geared towards kids but even adults can appreciate it and learn from it. It's well put together and explains everything in an understandable and concise fashion. It's well organized and definitely worth buying! I enjoyed it!!

5 / 5 Dawn, Reviewer. What an amazing book! Diane Mae Robinson has taken the complexities of grammar and made them as easy as possible. Although she uses the characters of The Pen Pieyu Adventures series, this grammar book is a great resource for adults as well as children. In fact, there are a couple things listed that I often have to look up when I'm proofreading. I tagged those chapters and will keep them as a reference. At the end of each chapter is a short quiz about that chapter, and at the end of the book are a couple longer and more involved tests. These are good practice to make sure the reader understands the concepts. I definitely recommend The Dragon Grammar Book. Thank you to Diane Mae Robinson for a helpful resource for everyone!

5 / 5 David Gunner, Amazon Customer. The book’s format contributes to the reader’s intake of the material. It takes the subject matter one meticulously precise step at a time. Each topic is designed to explore an individual grammar rule. The author has presented this book very well for maximum consumption of the benefit. It is useful and engaging. It provides a quintessential view of the subject in a simple way.

5 / 5 Shrykespeare, Author. It's never too early (or late) to learn about proper grammar. And if you think you know it all, well, you're wrong. I'm an author and this book reminded me of things I really should know by now! (Honestly, I still mix up lay, laid, and lain.) I especially love the twist Ms. Robinson puts on the lessons, putting us in a setting of magic, knights, and dragons, which is fun. Kids of all ages will love this!

5 /5 AE Horn, Author. The most creative grammar book ever. This book is not only extremely handy, it is well-written and entertaining. I write a lot, and from now on, this will be my go-to guide for those quick questions that always come up.

5 / 5 Wanda, Author. I think this is a great book for children and adults. I think it is best as a reference rather than a read-through because it is a lot of information to take in. I compliment the author for taking on such a difficult task and for making grammar more pleasant by using dragons and princesses as examples.

5 / 5 Fran Churchill, Amazon Customer. This was both informative and adorable. The illustrations keeps kids engaged and interested. Above all it is educational. Every hope for a parent is that the books your kids read are educational as well as fun. The author using humor and whimsy to explain adjectives, adverbs, compound sentences, ellipsis, brackets, braces, quotation marks, em and en hyphens and much more in a way easy for children and adults to understand. It is definitely more interesting than how I learned about those things. This would be something very useful to homeschoolers and I think I will send copies to everyone I know that is doing so. I mean there are even little quizzes at the end of each section so you can see the comprehension of the one studying and a bigger test to see how well the user has retained information. I highly recommend this to anyone who has kids with issues with any of the things this covers, or for you yourself.

5 / 5 Julie Baswell, Reviewer. If you have ever had trouble with proper English and grammar, then this book is for you. It may look like it was written for school age children, but looks are deceiving. True, it was written in a style and format for a child to easily learn from, but adults will find it interesting also. I did. I even enjoyed the pictures throughout the book.

5 / 5 Mimi Jazman, Reviewer. The Dragon Grammar Book: Grammar for Kids, Dragons, and the Whole Kingdom by Diane Mae Robinson is an educational book intends for the young readers and teenagers; age 12 to 18. I find that the entire book is informative and straight to the point; it is really easy to understand what you are learning in every section. The book covers pretty much everything that is basic and some intermediate level of grammar, which is amazing. That means the book could be beneficial not only for the young readers but also the older one.

5/ 5  Sheryl, Amazon Customer. I am a seasoned writer and even I didn't know many parts of English. I had bought the book basically for my kids but, found myself getting educated too. For example I didn't know that something like "modifier" existed in grammar. The author describes modifier as "either a word or a phrase that describes another word or group of words. It modifies something". The book is small and fun and extremely informative.

5 / 5 Jimmy Ray, Amazon Customer. The English language is a complex and confusing language to learn. The dragon book takes this language and puts into context an easier method of learning. I do homework with my children and this book is very helpful when we get to the English assignments. The material is well thought out and presented in an easy to follow format with a little quiz at the end of each chapter to test your understanding. This book is well thought out and a great tool for learning. I would recommend this one to everyone interested in learning.

5 / 5 TrishaAnn, Reviewer. With this book, I found the run through of definitions and the following examples to be easy to understand. The examples are simple and fun. Once the basics of grammar have been established, we move into sentence structures and proper usage of words. I found this the most refreshing. Each rule of Grammar is broken down into chapters with questions at the end to test your knowledge. The Dragon Grammar book is sure to help your young Dragons, Princesses, and the whole kingdom learn about Grammar and the correct usage with easy to understand examples for whatever rule they are becoming familiar with.
 
5 / 5 Apple Blossom, Book Reviewer. Love this book. An excellent resource to have on hand...at home or in a classroom. Very easy to read and understand for wide range of age groups. I even learned a thing or two glancing through the pages. Very well written and nice layout. The Dragon Grammar Book is an essential tool that should be available in classrooms everywhere. I highly recommend grabbing a copy. You will not be disappointed.

5 / 5 Reviewed By Kim Anisi for Readers’ Favorite. Do you think English grammar is fun? No? Join the club. It can be torture. However, there is a book called The Dragon Grammar Book by Diane Mae Robinson and it might just change your opinion about grammar books. Usually, grammar books are boring, cold, and rather dry. I avoid them. When I read the description of this book, it made me curious. Could there really be such a thing as a FUN grammar book? I doubted it. A few nice illustrations here and there would surely not turn that nasty thing called grammar into something more attractive, would it? Well, to be honest, the illustrations could go and the book would still be nice! Obviously, kids will love the more colorful aspect of the book, but for someone like me, the content itself counted. It was pleasant to read, but don't ever tell my ex-English teachers that I said this about a grammar book - or maybe DO tell them and keep them from torturing more students with horrible grammar books. Of course, I could also find no fault with the content itself, and everything was nicely explained. I am sure that many people who need to deal with grammar will enjoy this book and find it very useful.

5 /5 Yvonne, English Teacher. In this book, Diane M. Robinson make the difficult rules of English grammar accessible and entertaining! Clear examples and fun activities help to keep readers of all ages entertained. I highly recommend this book for fans of Sir Princess Petra and those who just want to brush up on their grammar. I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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