Vocabulary Cartoons strives to create an unusual, unique picture in your head for each word they present hoping to stick that word permanently in your brain. A few that my children found entertaining:
This is really more of a reference book than a curriculum and could be used in a variety of ways. It appears to have been written for classroom use but is easily adaptable for one or two students. The website has a link for Teacher Strategies, most of which are applicable in a small group or classroom setting, but some could be used with one or two children.
Overall I liked the presentation. Mnemonics are great memory tools and most of the pictures and rhymes are wacky enough that I remember them. A few were somewhat obscure like this one:
I know who Jason is, although I haven't seen any of the movies, but my children have no idea.
My final thought is that the idea is a great one and the book is effective but may need monitoring, especially with younger children.
The book is $12.95 and available at vocabularycartoons.com. They also offer Vocabulary Cartoons for SAT preparation.
Read other reviews for elementary Vocabulary Cartoons from TOS Homeschool Bloggers here. If you need the SAT prep level, read those reviews here.