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Cool! Whoa! Ah and Oh!: What Is an Interjection?
     

Cool! Whoa! Ah and Oh!: What Is an Interjection?

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by Brian Gable (Illustrator), Brian P. Cleary
 

What is an interjection? Oh, my! You'll find the answer inside this book—it's packed with interjections. Dear me! Brian P. Cleary's playful rhymes and Brian Gable's humorous illustrations creatively clarify the concept of interjections for young readers. Indeed! Interjections appear in color for easy identification, and comical cats reinforce each idea. Wow!

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What is an interjection? Oh, my! You'll find the answer inside this book—it's packed with interjections. Dear me! Brian P. Cleary's playful rhymes and Brian Gable's humorous illustrations creatively clarify the concept of interjections for young readers. Indeed! Interjections appear in color for easy identification, and comical cats reinforce each idea. Wow! Cool! Whoa! Ah and Oh!: What Is an Interjection? turns traditional a grammar lessons on end. Read this book aloud and share in the delight of the sense—and nonsense—of words.

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Children's Literature - Dianne Ochiltree
From the author of the best-selling Words Are CATegorical, comes a brand-new picture book about a grammatical concept that we all use but do not often stop to contemplate: the interjection. Brian P. Cleary's playful rhyming text incorporates commonly-heard interjections as well as explanations of how and why they are used in these sentences in a way that makes it easy for young readers to understand. Dear me, the kids won't mind learning grammar! Brian Gable's humorous illustrations of the funny situations set up in the text do much to make a reader smile while making the use of interjections crystal clear His comical cast of cats act out every scenario with great expression, energy and cartoonish delight. Grownups rest assured: although the approach is very contemporary and kid-friendly, the educational value of what is being taught between the covers is strictly ?old school'. Mr. Cleary has lots of experience in this area, as he is the author of numerous titles in other educationally-oriented series for young readers, such as Math is CATegorical, Food is CATegorical, Adventures in Memory and Sounds Like Reading. A great selection for homeschoolers, libraries and schools. Reviewer: Dianne Ochiltree

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580135948
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/2011
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
430L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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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. In addition to his work as a children's author, he has served as a tutor in an adult literacy program. 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 in Toronto, Canada, where he also works as a political cartoonist for the Globe and Mail newspaper.

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Cool! Whoa! Ah and Oh!: What Is an Interjection? 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
If you'd like to add a little excitement to English grammar and basic language art skills you need not look any further than Brian Cleary's CATegorical cats. A sharp and prissy CATegorical teacher aims her pointer at her easel which tells us that an interjection is "A word or phrase spoken suddenly and used to show emotion." The cats show you they can be found "in different parts of speech" like pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, and nouns. Of course some cats know all about interjections because they've studied, but some get wide-eyed with surprise. "These words are little signs to show / When meaning should be stressed. / Like 'oh my gosh! I didn't know / today we've got a test!'" You'll learn that they can "help us to express our pain or joy" or add a little zip-a-dee-doo-dah to our language. Zap! Pow! Pop! They can draw attention to a situation, can be used to express grief, or are "useful when you want to show amazement, awe, or shock." Those little words like oh, um, and ah can be very expressive interjections. "Oh! Can show surprise or pain / and works as well with pleading / Like, 'Oh! Oh! Oh! Please call on me. / I'd love to do this reading.'" The CATegorical cats will guide you through this book with lots of pizzazz and without a doubt you'll certainly know what an interjection is by the time the last page is turned. Wow! This is a fun, exiting way to introduce a basic English grammar concept, the interjection. If you haven't met any of the CATegorical cats before, you simply don't know what you are missing. This is one in the series, "Words Are CATegorical" that give a lot of spice to the standard grammar lesson. The wild and sometimes crazy cats dance their way through these pages right along with a very unique rhyming scheme that introduces each concept. The interjections are highlighted in color for easy identification in the sentences they are included in. The lively and somewhat zany, colorful artwork meshes perfectly with each "lesson" or concept that Cleary is trying to get across. I've seen children from the reluctant learner to the gifted who are charmed and enticed by this series. Quill says: This book, or any in the series, would make an excellent addition to any homeschool, library, or classroom shelf!