Thumbtacks, Earwax, Lipstick, Dipstick: What Is a Compound Word?

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What is a compound word? You'll find the answer inside this book?it's a stockpile of compound words! Brian P. Cleary's upbeat rhymes and Brian Gable's sidesplitting illustrations bring compound words to life. We've highlighted the compound words with colored type to make them easy to identify. Thumbtacks, Earwax, Lipstick, Dipstick: What Is a Compound Word? overturns traditional grammar lessons. Read this book aloud with everyone you know and share in the delight of the ...

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Overview

What is a compound word? You'll find the answer inside this book—it's a stockpile of compound words! Brian P. Cleary's upbeat rhymes and Brian Gable's sidesplitting illustrations bring compound words to life. We've highlighted the compound words with colored type to make them easy to identify. Thumbtacks, Earwax, Lipstick, Dipstick: What Is a Compound Word? overturns traditional grammar lessons. Read this book aloud with everyone you know and share in the delight of the sense—and nonsense—of words.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
The CATegorical cats are on a mission to describe compound words for readers. They explain that a compound word is made up of two or more smaller words. The introduction includes illustrations of common terms including sweatpants, cowboy, horsemanship, upstairs, and worldwide. Following these and other examples, the readers are told that long words need not be scary, especially when they can be broken down into easily recognizable parts. Examples of compound words composed of nouns (sunshine, ballpark, shoelaces), adjectives (overworked, handwritten, underground), and verbs (daydream, jaywalk, understand) are presented. In the summary, readers are told that if they will break compound words into smaller ones, they will be outstanding. The text in verse is sing-songy and the rhymes are a bit of a stretch at times, but young children probably will not notice as they enjoy the antics of the colorful cats engaged in human activities. They will also gain a basic concept of compound words. Part of the "Words are Categorical" series. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761349174
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 710L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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, the Food Is CATegorical™ series, the Animal Groups Are CATegorical™ 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, The Punctuation Station, Six Sheep Sip Thick Shakes: And Other Tricky Tongue Twisters, and Do You Know Dewey? Exploring the Dewey Decimal System. In addition to his work as a children's author, Mr. Cleary has served as a tutor in an adult literacy program. Brian Gable is the illustrator of many of the best-selling 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, where he also works as a political cartoonist for the Globe and Mail newspaper.

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