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Antonyms, Synonyms & Homonyms Hardcover – September 1, 2006

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 and up
  • Grade Level: 1 and up
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Holiday House (September 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823418898
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823418893
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 11.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,679,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 2–5—An introduction to word relationships, illustrated with vibrant, mixed-media artwork. As the book opens, a large-eared, buck-toothed visitor lands on Earth. Each grammatical concept is then clearly defined and demonstrated by his antics as he explores the planet. For example, to clarify antonyms, the left-hand illustration shows him standing "high up" on a mountain, while the right side has him scuba diving "deep down" into the ocean. Three "Where's Waldo"-type spreads, which are packed with a colorful mishmash of collage images, invite readers to locate not only the alien, but also pertinent word pairings. Photo cutouts of a cat and a dog ("real animals") contrast with a delicate painting of a unicorn ("fantastic, mythological animal"); a pale pencil illustration (labeled with the synonyms "sketches, doodles, drawings") is set next to a bright watercolor picture of the alien enjoying a funny movie ("laugh, giggle, titter, chuckle"). Like the artwork, the variety of fonts used highlights the relationships between the words displayed. While the busy pages might overwhelm some youngsters, this book will find wide use in language-arts classrooms.—Jayne Damron, Farmington Community Library, MI
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From Booklist

The wordplay with opposites, parallels, and puns is hilarious, and so is the art in this effective word book. Young children can start with the big, simple scenarios about an alien who lands on Earth and learns about people at home, on the streets, in the ocean, and elsewhere. A double-page spread shows the messy alien at the dinner table, grabbing the whole turkey by the drumstick, while the neat family members hold their forks in outrage. Older children will appreciate the packed (sometimes too-packed) spreads with all kinds of tiny mixed-media pictures and collages showing people, animals, objects, and situations both familiar and fantastic. First are antonyms (high up and deep down); then the synonyms (child, tot, newborn); finally, and probably the most entertaining, the homonyms (I sew my pants. I'm so happy). The jumble of sounds and sense can make language fun. Hazel Rochman
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By Kobzan on November 12, 2014
Format: Hardcover
My kids did not enjoy the book like I thought :(
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