Pre- and Re-, Mis- and Dis-
What Is a Prefix?
From the Series Words Are CATegorical ®
Have fun learning language!
What is a prefix? You’ll find the answer inside this book—it’s overflowing with prefixes. Brian P. Cleary’s playful rhymes and Martin Goneau’s humorous illustrations creatively present the concept of prefixes for young readers. For easy identification, key prefixes appear in color and comical cats reinforce each idea.
Pre- and Re-, Mis- and Dis-: What Is a Prefix? turns traditional grammar lessons on end! Read and reread this book aloud and delight in the sense—and nonsense—of words.
|Grade 2 - Grade 5
|5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction
|Lerner Publishing Group
|Millbrook Press ™
|Number of Pages
|Reading Counts! Level
|JNF029020, JNF029040, JNF029000
|7 x 9
|Guided Reading Level
|ATOS Reading Level
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz
|Accelerated Reader® Points
|Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides
Author: Brian P. Cleary
Brian P. Cleary is an American humorist, poet, and author. He is best known for his books written for grade-school children that explore grammar, math and poetry in humorous ways. In his role in the digital division of American Greetings, he's put words in the mouths of Dolly Parton, Christina Aguilera, William Shatner, Meghan Trainor and more. The multi-million selling author has performed poetry workshops in 500 elementary schools across the county. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
Illustrator: Martin Goneau
Martin Goneau has been working as a professional illustrator since 1997. Most of his work is dedicated to children's books and other educational publications. He lives in Trois-Rivières, Québec.
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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 →
“Budding wordsmiths in particular will benefit from this lively look at one of language’s most versatile transformative tools.” —Booklist
“From the definition of prefixes on the dedication page to the helpful chart on the final page, teachers will find many reasons to turn to this reliable series to supplement their grammar lessons….Whether it’s for vocabulary building or helping students understand how to take apart a word to discover its meaning, Cleary and Goneau have the right touch.” —Kirkus Reviews