Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective?

Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective?

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ISBN-13: 9781575055541
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/2001
Series: Words Are Categorical Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 293,113
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Brian P. Cleary is the author of the Words Are CATegorical®, Math Is CATegorical®, Food Is CATegorical™, and Animal Groups Are CATegorical™ series, as well as several picture books. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.


Jenya was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and lived most of her childhood and teen years in Kishinev, Moldavia (former U.S.S.R.).



At age seven Jenya entered the Children's Art Study Group. Three years later she was admitted to Schusev Children's Art School where she concentrated on fine arts. After graduating from Schusev Children's Art School and high school, she continued her art education at Repin College of Arts in Kishinev where she studied fine arts, illustration and graphic design. After coming to the U.S., she received a certificate in Computer Graphics from the School of Communication Arts in Minneapolis, a certificate in Web Design from the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design from the University of Minnesota.



For over 10 years Jenya has worked as an interactive/graphic designer and children's book illustrator. She is the artistic creator of the Words Are CATegorical series for Lerner Publishing Group of Minneapolis. The series' name took after the cat characters Jenya had introduced to the books. She is the illustrator of the first three titles in the series that continue to stay on Lerner Publishing Group's best seller list since 1999 and can be found in book stores around the world.



The titles are: A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What Is a Noun?, Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective?, and To Root, to Toot, to Parachute: What Is a Verb?. Her recent work includes The Wedding That Saved a Town for Kar-Ben Publishing of Minneapolis. Jenya resides in Boston with her husband, Olivier, two daughters, Eugénie and Alexandra, and two cats, Ferruccio and Marcello.

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Hairy, Scary, Ordinary 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
jmorrison on LibraryThing 23 days ago
really shows what an adjective is.
cgammerman on LibraryThing 23 days ago
This is the perfect book to introduce students to adjectives!! I think every students would enjoy this silly poem about adjectives and it would really help them to understand the concept. A great follow-up activity would be to have students make up their own adjective poem and read it aloud in class. This book is so creative and the pictures are very well done!
kmacneill on LibraryThing 23 days ago
This book would be great to have while teaching an english class. The book gives the definition of an adjective and then continues to adjectives through out the whole book in fun, silly ways.It uses rhyming and adjectives showing two aspects of english language. The adjectives are always in a different color then the rest of the text making them easy to identify. I think the rhyming and silliness of this book is great for students because reading it is fun and easy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Made many children aware of what an adjective is ,Helped alot in class too
Guest More than 1 year ago
I used this book in my classroom to teach adjectives. The students loved it. This and the other books by Cleary were enjoyable to read. They helped my students understand the basics of language easily. I can't keep them on the classroom shelf.