Pitch and Throw, Grasp and Know: What Is a Synonym?

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"Word-Nerd," Brian P. Cleary and highly-acclaimed illustrator, Brian Gable collaborate to clarify the concept of synonyms for young readers with playful, lively, and whimsical rhymes and humorous, comical, and amusing illustrations. For easy identification, synonyms are printed in color, and key words are illustrated on each page. This funny, best-selling series shows, not tells, each part of speech.
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Overview

"Word-Nerd," Brian P. Cleary and highly-acclaimed illustrator, Brian Gable collaborate to clarify the concept of synonyms for young readers with playful, lively, and whimsical rhymes and humorous, comical, and amusing illustrations. For easy identification, synonyms are printed in color, and key words are illustrated on each page. This funny, best-selling series shows, not tells, each part of speech.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-With their comical cartoon characters and Seussian rhymes, Cleary and Gable have already claimed their niche for providing grammar instruction in a clear, lighthearted manner. Useful for introductory lessons on the topic, this book will help teachers to model better writing and to demonstrate the value of an expanded vocabulary. "Synonyms help us be less repetitious," chants Cleary, "by letting us choose between blue plates or dishes." Each page presents Gable's zany creatures immersed in a new adventure; synonyms are indicated in a common color that contrasts with the black text. While students may still struggle to come up with more original word choices of their own, this excellent text goes a long way toward establishing the importance of synonyms.-Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575057965
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Series: Words Are Categorical Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 510L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian P. Cleary is the creator of the best-selling Words Are CATegorical™ series, now a 13-volume set with more than 2 million copies in print. He is also the author of the Math Is CATegorical™ series and the single titles Rainbow Soup: Adventures in Poetry, Rhyme and PUNishment: Adventures in Wordplay, Eight Wild Nights: A Family Hanukkah Tale, Peanut Butter and Jellyfishes: A Very Silly Alphabet Book and The Laugh Stand: Adventures in Humor. Mr. Cleary lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Brian Gable is the illustrator of several Words Are CATegorical™ books, as well as the Make Me Laugh joke books and the Math Is CATegorical™ series. Mr. Gable lives in Toronto, Canada, where he also works as a political cartoonist for the Globe and Mail newspaper.

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