Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective?by Brian P. Cleary, Jenya Prosmitsky (Illustrator)
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.
Meet the Author
Brian P. Cleary is the creator of the best-selling Words Are CATegorical series, now a 13-volume set with more than 2 million copies in print. He is also the author of the Math Is CATegorical series and the single titles Rainbow Soup: Adventures in Poetry, Rhyme and PUNishment: Adventures in Wordplay, Eight Wild Nights: A Family Hanukkah Tale, Peanut Butter and Jellyfishes: A Very Silly Alphabet Book and The Laugh Stand: Adventures in Humor. Mr. Cleary lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
JJenya Prosmitsky was born in Leningrad and grew up in Kishinev in the former U.S.S.R. She studied at Schusev Children's Art School and later at Repin College of Arts. After coming to the U.S., she graduated with a B.S. in Graphic Design from the University of Minnesota. She is the illustrator of A Mink, A Fink, A Skating Rink: What is a Noun?, Hairy, Scary, Ordinary, and To Root, To Toot, To Parachute (Lerner) and The Wedding That Saved a Town. She lives in Boston.
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Made many children aware of what an adjective is ,Helped alot in class too
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.