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
Features Reviewed


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

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: 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.