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Children's Nonfiction Grammar

Pitch and Throw, Grasp and Know, 20th Anniversary Edition

What Is a Synonym?

by (author) Brian P. Cleary

illustrated by Brian Gable

Lerner Publishing Group
Initial publish date
Aug 2021
Grammar, Humorous, Cats
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2021
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2021
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 5


Because there are synonyms, you get to choose/from a whole list of possible words you can use./ They're words that are practically, nearly the same,/like, gentle, subdued, or incredibly tame.
In this 20th anniversary edition of Pitch and Throw, Grasp and Know, author Brian Cleary and illustrator Brian Gable provide numerous examples of synonyms. The text's playful rhymes combine with fun illustrations to build understanding of how this part of speech is used. New Try It! features, updated back matter, and a fresh font make these editions extra special.

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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Brian Gable is the illustrator of many of the best-selling Words Are CATegorical® books, as well as the Math Is CATegorical® series. Mr. Gable lives in Toronto, Canada.

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