Crunch and Crack, Oink and Whack!
An Onomatopoeia Story
Rhyming verse from Brian P. Cleary presents the fictional Clip-Clop Elementary School’s celebration of “Onomatopoeia Day.” Enthusiastic young students make their way from band room (Rattle! Boom! Twang!) to the gym (Whiff! Whack! Swish!) to the science lab (Hiss! Spurt! Ding!) and beyond. Brief back matter offers additional examples of onomatopoeias—words that imitate sounds.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
School Library Journal Online
“The emphasis placed on the sounds of words and the rhythm of the language is naturally suited for reading aloud, while the content works well for elementary students learning about the parts of speech.”—School Library Journal
“[A] good thematic companion for Cleary’s other grammar and language arts–themed picture books.”—Booklist
Illustrator: Pablo Pino
Pablo Pino was born in Argentina in August 1981. He is a self-taught illustrator and has been working professionally since 2006. He draws for different graphic media aimed at children and young people. He worked on character design, board games, magazines, and illustrated many books for America and Europe. One of them was named the best illustrated book in Spanish by the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2015.
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.