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|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|BISACS||JUV057000, JUV009110, JUV035000|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 9.75|
|Guided Reading Level||Q|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.5|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||501413|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Original artwork, and Reviewed|
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: 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.
“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