Teatime with Mrs. Grammar Person

  • by Barbara Venkataraman
  • Narrated by Carrie Lee Martz
  • 1 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Fear not, gentle writer, Mrs. Grammar Person is here, and she has the answers to all of the questions you never thought to ask. As a dedicated and serious grammarian, she will do what it takes to be entertaining and enlightening but never vulgar or coarse. Heavens, no! Where are her smelling salts?
Warm and witty, Mrs. G.P. makes grammar interesting with rhyming, wishful thinking, storytelling, and a champagne toast. You are cordially invited to join her for a spot of tea!


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Fun & educational!

This was a fun and educational piece! Full of humor and grammatical rules, I think many folks (writers, knowitalls, kids, folks trying to understand the crazy rules of the English language) would get a lot out of this. I especially enjoyed this audio version because of the rhyming.

Told in a ‘let’s have a nice chat’ voice, the author starts Mrs. G.P. off with some simple grammar rules. The subjects become increasingly more complex as you move towards the end of the book. Such grammar subjects as the subjective, transition phrases, and the plurals of odd words are tackled. The original rhymes are fun and also help me remember some of these more difficult rules. At the end, Mrs. G.P. tosses in how the English language is built out of many other languages. I especially enjoyed this point, along with all the examples.

This little book had me chuckling to myself over the cleverness. I think if you are struggling with some grammar rules, or perhaps you didn’t even know such things existed in such convoluted detail, I think this book would be a boon to you. I also liked the little fact that Mrs. G. P. has a beau, Mr. Syntax.

I won a copy of this book from the Lazy Day Library Reviews FB group.

The Narration: Carrie Lee Martz has narrated several other books by this author, specifically her cozy mystery series. So I have enjoyed her narration before. It was excellent to hear her again. I think she had fun with the rhyming. She did a great job of clearly enunciating similar words so that the listener can clearly hear the differences in word choice.
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- DabOfDarkness

Who Knew That Learning Grammar Could Be Fun?

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Who knew that a refresher course in grammar could be so much fun? I truly enjoyed listening to “Teatime with Mrs. Grammar Person” by Barbara Venkatamaran; so much so that I will absolutely listen to it again. Like many people who last studied grammar many years ago, I sometimes wonder if my usage is correct. Mrs. Grammar Person helped confirm that, yes, I was using our language properly most of the time, but I still have much to learn and remember. I recommend this book to others who want to write or speak intelligently but are too lazy to drudge through an old textbook. I’m hoping for a sequel to cover any areas not covered.

I was given a copy of this book by the author but not required to write a review. I am doing so because I truly think it’s well worth a listen/read. The book is quite entertaining as well as very informative.

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- Melstamps

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-28-2015
  • Publisher: Barbara Venkataraman