Rhyme and PUNishment

Adventures in Wordplay

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Ready to laugh until you’re horse? Brian P. Cleary, author of the best-selling Words Are CATegorical™ series and the poetry collection Rainbow Soup, is off on a gnu hilarious adventure in language—PUNS! This imaginative collection of silly and sophisticated puns uncovers double meanings that are kind dove hiding in everyday phrases. A helpful pun-unciation guide is included on porpoise to help ewe give it a try!

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2006-01-01
BISACS JNF028020, JNF021070, JNF029000
Dewey 811'.54
Graphics Full-color illustrations
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Author: Brian P. Cleary

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.

Illustrator: J. P. Sandy

J. P. Sandy has been creating cartoons and humorous illustrations for newspapers, magazines, and greeting cards for over 25 years. Working alongside best-selling author Brian Cleary, Mr. Sandy has illustrated the Adventures in Memory™ series, Rhyme and PUNishment, and The Laugh Stand. Mr. Sandy and his wife have two sons and a dog and live in Rocky River, Ohio.


School Library Journal

“The puns are in bold print and a different color than the rest of the text, and potentially unfamiliar words are explained at the bottom of the page. . . Sandy’s lighthearted cartoons add to the silliness, and make this a good choice for either browsers or for language-arts lessons.”
School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly

“The man behind the Words Are CATegorical series here introduces puns galore via homophones and homonyms. . . factoids and visual clues help to decipher the meaning of the puns.”
Publishers Weekly