"Miss Pell Would Never Misspell" and Other Painless Tricks for Memorizing How to Spell and Use Wily Words

From the Series Adventures in Memory ™

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Need a fail-proof way to memorize everything you need to know for your next spelling test? Brian P. Cleary can help! He’s made up oodles of clever sayings to help those wily words stick in your skull. And better yet, this book will give you ideas for how you can create your very own painless memory tricks.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2011-08-01
BISACS JNF055000, JNF029040
Dewey 428.1
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 770
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Table of contents


The Horn Book Guide

“Cleary uses mnemonics, rhymes, visualization, and other tricks to try to cement in readers’ memories the spelling of difficult words. It’s a good idea, but the examples are generally too convoluted (even for mnemonic devices) to be useful. Goggle-eyed characters overwhelmingly crowd the pages.”

Booklist Online

“An upbeat, useful book for students hoping to overcome stumbling blocks in spelling.” —Booklist

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.