Stop and Go, Yes and No: What Is an Antonym?

Stop and Go, Yes and No: What Is an Antonym?

by Brian P. Cleary, Brian Gable
     
 

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What Is an Antonym? You'll find the answer inside this book—it's all about antonyms! Author Brian P. Cleary and illustrator Brian Gable creatively clarify (not confuse) the concept of antonyms. Their clever (not foolish) rhymes and comical (not serious) illustrations combine to highlight key words. Each pair or group of antonyms is printed in color for easy… See more details below

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What Is an Antonym? You'll find the answer inside this book—it's all about antonyms! Author Brian P. Cleary and illustrator Brian Gable creatively clarify (not confuse) the concept of antonyms. Their clever (not foolish) rhymes and comical (not serious) illustrations combine to highlight key words. Each pair or group of antonyms is printed in color for easy identification.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Delightfully humorous illustrations carry the reader from lesson to lesson. The creatures that populate this introduction to antonyms in the "Words are Categorical" series display distinct personalities and draw the reader into the situations they illuminate. Cleary moves from such simple opposites as "stop and go" to more sophisticated concepts like "shamefully and proudly." He shows how words can be made into antonyms by adding prefixes and reminds the reader that these words can increase their vocabularies. This book should make learning about antonyms both easy and enjoyable. 2006, Millbrook Press/Lerner Publishing Group, Ages 6 to 10.
—Judy DaPolito
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Cleary describes and illustrates antonyms from the obvious "stop and go," "yes and no," "front and back," "fast and slow," to the more obscure: "excite and soothe," "hefty and diminutive." He elaborates on reasons for celebrating opposites and also describes how to create them through the use of powerful prefixes such as "un,"dis," "im," and "non." The illustrations for some pairs must have been quite a challenge for Gable, for example, depicting "absurd" and "somewhat normal" in two cartoon drawings. The bouncy lettering style enhances the whimsical rhymes and makes for yet another strong addition to collections of books about the English language.-Kathleen Meulen, Blakely Elementary School, Bainbridge Island, WA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822590255
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Series:
Words Are Categorical Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
265,395
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
AD670L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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