Grade 2-4-Another of the author's rhyming romps through parts of speech, this book offers a nearly nonsensical look at the role of adverbs. Illustrated with colorful and daft felines and other creatures that have a suspicion of the manic energy of the Cat in the Hat, plus a befuddled walrus that is "Brilliantly burgundy, shockingly old," the text informs readers about adverbs of manner, frequency, description, place, time, and number. The words themselves are highlighted in colored print, with companion explanations: "Adverbs tell us when and how,/Like, quickly do your homework, now." The energy and sheer razzmatazz of the text and graphics will have young grammarians entranced. Pair Cleary's titles with Ruth Heller's titles, including Up, Up and Away: A Book about Adverbs (Grosset & Dunlap, 1991), for solid and engaging instruction in the basics of language.
Dona Ratterree, New York City Public Schools
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"...effectively explaining a potentially boring subject through a bouncy rhyming text filled with puns and jokes that will appeal to kids." -- Kirkus Review
"A playful, rhyming text and cartoon art vividly explain adverbs and their functions." --Publisher's Weekly --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The book has very little content, but having said that, it is a good book and has the best pictures ever.Published 20 days ago by ximena garcia
I originally checked these books out at our local library and my oldest daughter (age 7) loved them! Read morePublished 19 months ago by J Britt
I love using literature with my students to teach the Language Arts skills. The books are very interactive and keep the students attention.Published 19 months ago by Maradee
As with all Of Brian Clearly books he keeps the readers engaged in the story and at the same time helps them learn about our English language. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Betty Davis Author of The Worldly Adventure of Nicholaas series
The authors should work more writing material like this to help the students while they are reading
I like the easy way the book make the student to be aware and play with the... Read more