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Children's Nonfiction Grammar

A Bat Cannot Bat, a Stair Cannot Stare

More about Homonyms and Homophones

by (author) Brian P. Cleary

illustrated by Martin Goneau

Publisher
Lerner Publishing Group
Initial publish date
Aug 2016
Category
Grammar, Vocabulary & Spelling, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781512417999
    Publish Date
    Aug 2016
    List Price
    $10.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780761390329
    Publish Date
    Aug 2014
    List Price
    $21.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 5
  • Reading age: 8 to 9

Description

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. For easy identification, each pair of homonyms or homophones appears in color, and the comical cats help bring each idea to the fore. A Bat Cannot Bat, a Stair Cannot Stare: More about Homonyms and Homophones turns traditional grammar lessons on end! Read and reread this book aloud and delight in the sense—and nonsense—of words.

About the authors

Brian P. Cleary is an American humorist, poet, and author. He is best known for his books written for grade-school children that explore grammar, math and poetry in humorous ways. In his role in the digital division of American Greetings, he's put words in the mouths of Dolly Parton, Christina Aguilera, William Shatner, Meghan Trainor and more. The multi-million selling author has performed poetry workshops in 500 elementary schools across the county. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Martin Goneau has been working as a professional illustrator since 1997. Most of his work is dedicated to children's books and other educational publications. He lives in Trois-Rivières, Québec.

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Editorial Reviews

"As the book claims, 'the fun doesn't lessen as you laugh through each lesson.' Students will not only be repeating these silly verses but will be writing their own as well." —School Library Journal

"[A] lesson on homonyms and homophones is such a natural for the Words Are CATegorical series, with its signature combination of fast-paced rhymes and zany illustrations, that the topic is well worth revisiting.... An enjoyable mix of wordplay and grammar." —Booklist

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