Thumbtacks, Earwax, Lipstick, Dipstick

What Is a Compound Word?

From the Series Words Are CATegorical ®

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

What is a compound word? You’ll find the answer inside this book—it’s a stockpile of compound words! Brian P. Cleary’s upbeat rhymes and Brian Gable’s sidesplitting illustrations bring compound words to life. We’ve highlighted the compound words with colored type to make them easy to identify. Thumbtacks, Earwax, Lipstick, Dipstick: What Is a Compound Word? overturns traditional grammar lessons. Read this book aloud with everyone you know and share in 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 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.4
Text Type Poetry
BISACS JNF029040, JNF029000, JNF029020
Dewey 428.1
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 710
Guided Reading Level O
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Reviews

Booklist Online

“An enjoyable addition to language arts units.” —Booklist Online

School Library Journal

“In this latest addition to the eye-catching, feline-filled cartoon series, comical pictures and brief text demonstrate that compound words come in many forms and lengths. Cleary concludes with a reminder that though these words are often longer, decoding them is easily done by taking them apart.” —School Library Journal

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.

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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 →