Under, Over, By the Clover

What Is a Preposition?

From the Series Words Are CATegorical ®

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

In this fun-filled book, playful puns and comical cartoon cats combine to show, not tell, readers what prepositions are all about. Each preposition in the text, like under, over, by the clover, about, throughout, and next to Rover, is highlighted in color for easy identification. This is the newest addition to the Words Are CATagorical series, which has sold more than 450,000 copies.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2002
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2002-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.0
BISACS JNF029040, JNF029000, JNF029020
Dewey 428.2
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 420
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 3.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 58930
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards and Reviewed


  • Book-of-the-Month Children's Club Selection, Winner, 2002
  • SSLI Book Award Honor Book, Commended, 2002



“. . . children will enjoy and learn from the ride.” —Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“His [Cleary’s] humorous text does a solid but entertaining job of introducing different types of prepositions and formulating a workable definition.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Horn Book Guide

“. . . readers will enjoy the whirlwind grammar lesson.” —The Horn Book Guide

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.