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Children's Nonfiction Grammar

Chips and Cheese and Nana's Knees

What Is Alliteration?

by (author) Brian P. Cleary

illustrated by Martin Goneau

Publisher
Lerner Publishing Group
Initial publish date
Jan 2017
Category
Grammar, General, Vocabulary & Spelling
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781512434217
    Publish Date
    Jan 2017
    List Price
    $10.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781467726498
    Publish Date
    Jan 2015
    List Price
    $23.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

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

Description

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. For easy identification, key examples of alliteration appear in color, and comical cats reinforce each idea. Chips and Cheese and Nana's Knees: What Is Alliteration? 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

"Wildly colorful, Goneau's cartoon illustrations turn the rhythmic, rhyming verses into comically exaggerated little dramas. While many children's books use alliteration, few actually define it or talk about it. This playful yet practical book will help kids grasp the concept."―Booklist

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