Fall 2021

Hairy, Scary, Ordinary, 20th Anniversary Edition

What Is an Adjective?

From the Series Words Are CATegorical ® (20th Anniversary Editions)

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

Adjectives help tell us more,/Like narrow street or favorite store./Hilly, chilly, fast, and fun,/undercooked and overdone.

In this 20th anniversary edition of Hairy, Scary, Ordinary, author Brian Cleary and illustrator Jenya Prosmitsky provide numerous examples of amazing adjectives. The text’s playful rhymes combine with fun illustrations to build understanding of how this part of speech is used. New Try It! features, updated back matter, and a fresh font make these editions extra special.

Format Your Price
978-1-7284-2841-3
$21.99
978-1-7284-3170-3
$7.99
978-1-7284-3095-9
$21.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF029020, JNF003040, JNF042010
Dewey 428.2
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 970
Guided Reading Level O
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Original artwork

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: Jenya Prosmitsky

Jenya Prosmitsky was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and lived most of her childhood and teen years in Kishinev, Moldavia (former U.S.S.R.). She studied fine arts, illustration, and graphic design at Repin College of Arts in Kishinev before coming to the U.S. For over 10 years Jenya has worked as an interactive/graphic designer and children's book illustrator. She is the artistic creator of the Words Are CATegorical series for Lerner Publishing Group of Minneapolis. Jenya resides in Boston with her husband, Olivier, two daughters, Eugénie and Alexandra, and two cats, Ferruccio and Marcello.