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Words are CATegorical

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Words are CATegorical

written by Brian P. Cleary, illustrated by Martin Goneau

This best-selling series introduces young readers to different types of words through rhyming verse and illustrations of comical cartoon cats. Offering a lighthearted perspective, each title shows readers the fun and entertaining world of language.

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Words are CATegorical

Books in this series

written by Brian P. Cleary, illustrated by Martin Goneau - Children's 7-11, Picture

Do you think there's no more to know about homonyms and homophones? This book will prove you wrong! With dozens of laughs per second, the value of the lesson doesn't lessen the second time around. Brian P. Cleary's playful rhymes and Martin Goneau's humorous illustrations creatively present fresh examples of homonyms and homophones for young readers

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Brian Gable - Children's 7-11, Picture

What are comparatives and superlatives? After reading this book, you'll have a much clearer idea and will be the best at forming these descriptive words! Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable explain how these forms of adjectives compare nouns, through the cleverest rhymes and illustrations that are sillier than ever.

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Brian Gable - Children's 7-11, Picture

What is a conjunction? You'll find the answer inside this book --- because it's chock-full of conjunctions! Brian P. Cleary's playful yet informative rhymes and Brian Gable's humorous but helpful illustrations creatively clarify the concept of conjunctions for young readers. 

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Martin Goneau - Children's 7-11, Picture

What is alliteration? You'll find the answer inside this book --- it's packed with wonderful and wacky words that start with similar sounds. Brian P. Cleary's remarkable rhymes and Martin Goneau's ingenious illustrations creatively present the concept of alliteration for young readers.

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Brian Gable - Children's 7-11, Picture

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. 

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Brian Gable - Children's 7-11, Picture

Bursting with adverbs, this addition to the Words Are CATegorical series creatively clarifies the concept of adverbs for young readers with delightfully playful rhymes and extremely humorous illustrations. For easy identification, adverbs are printed in color and key words are illustrated on each page.

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Brian Gable - Children's 7-11, Picture

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

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Martin Goneau - Children's 7-11, Picture

What is a suffix? You'll find the answer inside this book --- it's overflowing with wonderful suffixes. Brian P. Cleary's playful rhymes and Martin Goneau's humorous illustrations creatively present the concept of suffixes for young readers.

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Jenya Prosmitsky - Children's 7-11, Picture

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.

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Brian Gable - Children's 7-11, Picture

This accessible, lighthearted look at language introduces homonyms and homophones. Playful rhymes and comical cartoons make both concepts memorable. Each corresponding pair of homonyms and homophones is printed in color for easy identification.

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Brian Gable - Children's 7-11, Picture

The latest addition to the best-selling Words Are CATegorical series, this fun-filled guide uses playful puns and humorous illustrations to creatively clarify the concept of pronouns.

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Brian Gable - Children's 7-11, Picture

What's a Contraction? You'll find the answer inside this book it's brimming with contractions! Brian P. Cleary's playful rhymes and Brian Gable's humorous illustrations don't shy away from creatively clarifying the concept of contractions.

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Brian Gable - Children's 7-11, Picture

What is an adverb? It's hard to explain but easy to show --- and that's just what this book does, in rhyming, comical verse that will have readers giggling as they learn. Cartoon cats guide readers through the tricks of describing when, how, where, how often and how much in this lighthearted celebration of language.

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Brian Gable - Children's 7-11, Picture

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.

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Brian Gable - Children's 7-11, Picture

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! 

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Jenya Prosmitsky - Children's 7-11, Picture

Words are CATegorical is a series which explores some of the basic principles of English grammar in a fun way. The books each deal with a different part of language, using playful and ingenious rhymes to make them easy to remember. In "What is a Noun?" children are introduced to one of the essential building blocks of the English language.

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Brian Gable - Children's 7-11, Picture

"Word-Nerd," Brian P. Cleary and highly-acclaimed illustrator, Brian Gable collaborate to clarify the concept of synonyms for young readers with playful, lively and whimsical rhymes and humorous, comical and amusing illustrations.

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Martin Goneau - Children's 7-11, Picture

What is a prefix? You'll find the answer inside this book --- it's overflowing with prefixes . Brian P. Cleary's playful rhymes and Brian Gable'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.

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Brian Gable - Children's 7-11, Picture

One book is never enough to explore the wide range of amazing adjectives! The crazy cats deliver loads of additional examples to illustrate the potent power of adjectives to describe the wonderful world around us --- and our incredible imaginations. 

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Brian Gable - Children's 7-11, Picture

Are you as clever as a fox? Or perhaps you're as sharp as any spike? If so, this book will be a piece of cake! Clever rhymes from Brian P. Cleary and humorous illustrations from Brian Gable present similes and metaphors. When it comes to grammar, this team is not as slow as thick molasses. Oh no, they're as bright as polished pennies!

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Brian Gable - Children's 7-11, Picture

One book is never enough to explore the wide range of verbs! The crazy cats deliver loads of additional examples to illustrate the power of both action verbs and linking verbs. Brian P. Cleary's playful verse and Brian Gable's comical cats turn traditional grammar lessons on end. Each verb is printed in color for easy identification. 

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Brian Gable - Children's 7-11, Picture

What is an antonym? You'll find the answer inside this clever book. Author Brian P. Cleary and illustrator Brian Gable creatively clarify (not confuse) the concept of antonyms. Their clever (not foolish) rhymes and comical (not serious) illustrations combine to highlight key words. 

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Brian Gable - Children's 7-11, Picture

What Is an Antonym? One book is never enough to explore the wide range of antonyms! The zany (not ordinary) cats deliver loads of additional examples to illustrate the power of these opposites. Brian P. Cleary's playful (not dull) verse and Brian Gable's comical (not serious) cats turn traditional grammar lessons on end. Each pair of antonyms is printed in color for easy (not difficult) identification. 

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Brian Gable - Children's 7-11, Picture

Brian P. Cleary's latest title in the Words Are CATegorical series shows the fun of words with light nonsense rhymes and color cartoons of animal characters that brag and boast, lie and deceive. Kids will chuckle as they read at home and in writing classes, however difficult or demanding the scenarios.

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Brian Gable - Children's 7-11, Picture

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. 

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Jenya Prosmitsky - Children's 7-11, Picture

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.

written by Brian P. Cleary with illustrations by Brian Gable - Children's 7-11, Picture

In this fun-filled book, playful puns and comical cartoon cats combine to show, not tell, readers what prepositions are all about. Each preposition in the text, like under, over, by the clover, about, throughout and next to Rover, is highlighted in color for easy identification.