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More about Adjectives

From the Series Words Are CATegorical ®

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

One book is never enough to explore the wide range of amazing adjectives! The crazy cats deliver loads of additional examples to illustrate the potent power of adjectives to describe the wonderful world around us—and our incredible imaginations. Brian P. Cleary’s playful verse and Brian Gable’s comical cats turn traditional grammar lessons on end. Each adjective is printed in color for easy identification. Read this book aloud and share the delight of the sense—and nonsense—of words.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2007
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2007-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.8
Reading Counts! Points 6.0
BISACS JNF029040, JNF029000, JNF029020
Dewey 428.2
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 790
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 3.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 115639
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Reviewed



“Cleary offers more examples of the descriptive words in this upbeat, energetically illustrated book. Beginning with a straightforward definition of the word adjective, Cleary takes off with a series of imaginative examples presented in rhythmic, rhyming verses.” —Booklist

School Library Journal

“‘This book could be used as a read-aloud in language units’ the humor is entertaining enough to invite a few laughs from the students. The illustrations are colorful, silly, and bright.” —School Library Journal

School Library Journal, Curriculum Connections

“Chock-full of imagination-tickling adjectives, this sprightly volume will have readers itching to spice up their writing, ‘make phrases sing/and keep our language interesting!’” —Curriculum Connections

Illustrator: Brian Gable

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.

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.