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What Is a Noun?

From the Series Words Are CATegorical ®

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

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.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction
Copyright 1999
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 1999-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.7
Text Type Poetry
BISACS JNF029000, JNF029040, JNF029020
Dewey 428.2
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 3.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 2108
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Awards

  • American Bookseller Kids' Pick of the Lists, Winner, 1999
  • Book-of-the-Month Children's Club Selection, Winner, 1999

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“This book subtitled ‘What Is a Noun?’ appropriately abounds with persons, places and things, while rhymes drop broad hints about using nouns.” —Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“While this book may appear to be little more than a list of nouns, the witty zeal it brings to the task of enumeration makes this basic concept seem like plenty. . . Colored type highlights the nouns within the verse, which winds around the pictures in a bouncy typeface. Certainly one of the least serious grammar lessons imaginable, this book will convince kids that nouns are everywhere.” —Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

“Libraries looking to build up their 400s section could consider this introductory title. . .” —School Library Journal

Author: Brian P. Cleary

Brian P. Cleary is the author of the Words Are CATegorical®, Math Is CATegorical®, Food Is CATegorical™, and Animal Groups Are CATegorical™ series, as well as several picture books. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Illustrator: Jenya Prosmitsky

Jenya Prosmitsky was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and lived most of her childhood and teen years in Kishinev, Moldavia (former U.S.S.R.). She studied fine arts, illustration, and graphic design at Repin College of Arts in Kishinev before coming to the U.S. For over 10 years Jenya has worked as an interactive/graphic designer and children's book illustrator. She is the artistic creator of the Words Are CATegorical series for Lerner Publishing Group of Minneapolis. Jenya resides in Boston with her husband, Olivier, two daughters, Eugénie and Alexandra, and two cats, Ferruccio and Marcello.

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Words Are CATegorical ®

The best-selling Words Are CATegorical® 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. View available downloads →