Quirky, Jerky, Extra Perky: More about Adjectivesby Brian P. Cleary
One book is never enough to explore the wide range of amazing adjectives! The crazy cats deliver loads of additional examples to illustrate the potent power of adjectives to describe the wonderful world around usand our incredible imaginations. Brian P. Cleary's playful verse and Brian Gable's comical cats turn traditional grammar lessons on end. Each
One book is never enough to explore the wide range of amazing adjectives! The crazy cats deliver loads of additional examples to illustrate the potent power of adjectives to describe the wonderful world around usand our incredible imaginations. Brian P. Cleary's playful verse and Brian Gable's comical cats turn traditional grammar lessons on end. Each adjective is printed in color for easy identification. Read this book aloud and share the delight of the senseand nonsenseof words.
Like the previous books in the series, this one utilizes illustrations of funky-looking felines and colored text to illustrate a part of speech. All of the adjectives are printed in different colors so that young readers can identify them on their own. The language is rhythmic and rollicking: "Adjectives tell us when someone is serious, fearless or frightened or even delirious." This book could be used as a read-aloud in language units-the humor is entertaining enough to invite a few laughs from the students. The illustrations are colorful, silly, and bright. While Lynne Truss's Eats, Shoots and Leaves (2006) and Patricia T. O'Conner's Woe Is I, Jr. (2007, both Putnam) are fun for budding grammarians, Cleary's book is better designed for children who are just beginning to learn about the English language and aren't too concerned with all the technicalities and intricacies. It's less sophisticated but more user-friendly because it doesn't take itself seriously-kids will be too busy giggling at those crazy cats to realize they're learning.
Laura LutzCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Meet the Author
Brian P. Cleary is the author of the Math Is CATegorical ® series, the Adventures in Memory series, the Sounds Like Reading series, and the best-selling Words Are CATegorical ® series, including Stop and Go, Yes and No: What Is an Antonym?, How Much Can a Bare Bear Bear?: What Are Homonyms and Homophones?, and To Root, to Toot, to Parachute: What Is a Verb? He is also the author of Rainbow Soup: Adventures in Poetry, Rhyme and PUNishment: Adventures in Wordplay, Peanut Butter and Jellyfishes: A Very Silly Alphabet Book, The Laugh Stand: Adventures in Humor, and Punctuation Station. In addition to his work as a children's author, Mr. Cleary has served as a tutor in an adult literacy program. His website is www.brianpcleary.com. Brian Gable is the illustrator of many of the Words Are CATegorical ® books, as well as the Make Me Laugh joke books and the Math Is CATegorical ® series. Mr. Gable lives with his children in Toronto, Canada, where he also works as a political cartoonist for the Globe and Mail newspaper.
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