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What Is a Synonym?

From the Series Words Are CATegorical ®

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

“Word-Nerd” Brian P. Cleary and highly-acclaimed illustrator Brian Gable collaborate to clarify the concept of synonyms for young readers with playful, lively, and whimsical rhymes and humorous, comical, and amusing illustrations. For easy identification, synonyms are printed in color, and key words are illustrated on each page. This funny, best-selling series shows, not tells, each part of speech.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2005
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2005-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.1
Text Type Poetry
BISACS JNF029040, JNF029000, JNF029020
Dewey 428.1
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 510
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 2.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 84288
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Awards

  • Book-of-the-Month Children's Club Selection, Winner, 2005

Reviews

Booklist

“With a simple, silly rhyme and wild cartoon scenarios of animal characters in action, this picture book in the Words Are Categorical series shows and tells the meanings of synonyms. With the slapstick art enlivening things even more, this will be a fun read-aloud, and kids will certainily get the message that words are not boring.” —Booklist

School Library Journal

“. . . this excellent text goes a long way toward establishing the importance of synonyms.” —School Library Journal

Think & Discover

“Bright, colorful and appealing.” —Think & Discover

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: 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.

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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 →