Seneca Chief, Army General: A Story about Ely Parker

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Adjectives are easier to show than explain! Simple, rhyming text and colorful cartoon cats help children expand their vocabularies and gain appreciation for the rhythm of language, particularly when read aloud.

Rhyming text and illustrations of comical cats present numerous examples of adjectives, from "hairy, scary, cool, and ordinary" to "tan and tall," "funny, frisky, smooth, and small."

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Overview

Adjectives are easier to show than explain! Simple, rhyming text and colorful cartoon cats help children expand their vocabularies and gain appreciation for the rhythm of language, particularly when read aloud.

Rhyming text and illustrations of comical cats present numerous examples of adjectives, from "hairy, scary, cool, and ordinary" to "tan and tall," "funny, frisky, smooth, and small."

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Martha Shaw
It's nice to see basic grammar so cleverly introduced in this second title in the "Words are Categorical" series. Colored pencil drawings on brightly colored pages complement lively verse explaining the job of adjectives. Children will easily discover adjectives in contrasting colors. Cute critters (modeled after Henry and Freddy, Ms Prosmitsky's cats), aptly demonstrate such concepts as flashy, loose and strong. The last double spread presents a question to the reader--"So what is an adjective, do you know?" Scattered through a double page cityscape are situations and characters waiting to be described with adjectives. Words such as greedy, hungry, mysterious, friendly, private, and loving came to mind immediately. Young readers will be amused to come up with their own responses to this satisfying and very helpful book. It is part of the "Words are Categorical" series.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Descriptive words of many kinds are presented in bouncy, rhyming text: "They're colorful, like mauve and puce,/They help explain, like lean and loose,/Baggy, saggy, stretchy, strong,/Much too short or way too long." The text bounces, too, with the words printed in wavy lines and unevenly sized letters. The adjectives are colorfully highlighted and readers will see their function demonstrated in a wide variety of contexts. Little round cats and quirky humans, both with fat noses and wide eyes, humorously illustrate the meanings. The book will probably be used most often to enliven grammar lessons, and is a companion to A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What Is a Noun? (Carolrhoda, 1999). Unfortunately, the illustrations are too small for group use. While Ruth Heller's Many Luscious Lollipops (Grosset & Dunlap, 1989) is still hard to beat on the subject, Hairy, Scary, Ordinary is a lighthearted, multifaceted illustration of the importance of adjectives in our language.-Adele Greenlee, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575054193
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,380,405
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.21 (d)

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