Lazily, Crazily, Just a Bit Nasally
More about Adverbs
From the Series Words Are CATegorical ®
What is an adverb? It’s hard to explain but easy to show—and that’s just what this book does, in rhyming, comical verse that will have readers giggling as they learn. Cartoon cats guide readers through the tricks of describing when, how, where, how often, and how much in this lighthearted celebration of language.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.4|
|Reading Counts! Points||3.0|
“Comical line drawings zapped with color show animals in a wide variety of roles, from tourist to cowboy to knight. Meanwhile, the rhyming verses gallop along, playfully brandishing adverbs galore. Color coding differentiates adverbs that tell you when (pink), where (purple), how often (green), and so on. A jolly treatment of the topic.” —Booklist
School Library Journal
“The CATegorical cats are back. A professorial feline opens this offbeat lecture with a definition of adverbs and a color-coded guide to the types found throughout the book. Readers are then drawn into another of Cleary’s signature rhyming narratives, which tumbles across each page verbally and visually.” —School Library Journal
School Library Journal, Curriculum Connections
“Wacky illustrations in bold colors complement a bouncing rhyme as the zany cats of Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely: What Is an Adverb? (Lerner, 2005) take another humorous and instructional look at the part of speech ‘that describes when, how, where, how often, and how much.’” —School Library Journal – Curriculum Connections
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.