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What are irregular plurals? You'll find the answer inside this book—full of ponies, teeth, potatoes, and geese! Brian P. Cleary's whimsical rhymes and Brian Gable's comical illustrations team up to give helpful guidelines for forming plurals when the usual rules of adding s or es don't apply. We've printed the irregular plural words in color for easy identification. Feet and Puppies, Thieves and Guppies: What are Irregular Plurals? turns traditional spelling lessons on end. Read it aloud and share in the delight of the sense—and nonsense—of words.
What is a noun? It's easier to show than explain—and this book is brimming with examples. Author Brian Cleary and illustrator Jenya Prosmitsky creatively clarify the concept of nouns for young readers. Nouns are printed in color for easy identification, and the playful rhymes and illustrations combine to highlight key words.
What is a prefix? You'll find the answer inside this book—it's overflowing with prefixes. Brian P. Cleary's playful rhymes and Martin Goneau's humorous illustrations creatively present the concept of prefixes for young readers. For easy identification, key prefixes appear in color and comical cats reinforce each idea.
Pre- and Re-, Mis- and Dis-: What Is a Prefix? turns traditional grammar lessons on end! Read and reread this book aloud and delight in the sense—and nonsense—of words.
Simple, rhyming text and colorful cartoon cats help children expand their vocabularies and gain an appreciation for the rhythm of language in this lighthearted book of rhyming verse. Adjectives like frilly, silly, polka-dotted, fizzy, and spunky are printed in color, and all the words will tickle you pink!
One book couldn't possibly be enough to cover the topic of nouns. The cats are back with their comical examples to drive home to readers just what a noun is. Specific types of nouns—such as abstract nouns and proper nouns—are also introduced in this giggle-a-page expansion on the topic.
In the first book of the Math Is Categorical® series, readers will become familiar with the concept of addition and its key terms. The author and illustrator of the best-selling Words Are CATegorical® series use their trademark sense of humor to add up the fun!
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.
What is a palindrome? Read this book forward or backward to find out! Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable pair up to wow readers with playful rhymes and eye-catching illustrations that introduce palindromes—words, phrases, or numbers that are spelled the same forward and backward. Each palindrome is printed in color for easy identification. Aha! You found one!
Madam and Nun and 1001: What Is a Palindrome? turns traditional grammar lessons on end. Read it aloud and share in the delight of the sense—and nonsense—of words.
What is a verb? It's easier to show than explain! In this fun and animated introduction to grammar, rhyming verse is used to creatively clarify the concept of verbs. Chock-full of colorful, lively examples, the playful rhymes and illustrations of comical cartoon cats combine to hightlight key words in the sentences. Verbs like toss and tumble, jump and jam, jog and juggle, and jig and leap are printed in color for easy identification.
Brian Cleary and Brian Gable bring their trademark sense of humor to the subject of measuring length. A rhyming text filled with funny examples explains how to use and compare metric and U.S. customary units of length. Readers are also introduced to the tools they need to measure length—rulers, metersticks, and more.
In this playful look at patterns, Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable provide many examples of repeating sequences of shapes, colors, objects, and more. The comical cats of the wildly popular Words Are CATegorical® series show how patterns can be found all around us. Peppy rhymes, goofy illustrations, and kid-friendly examples make pattern practice fun!