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Children's Nonfiction Grammar

Breezier, Cheesier, Newest, and Bluest

What Are Comparatives and Superlatives?

by (author) Brian P. Cleary

illustrated by Brian Gable

Publisher
Lerner Publishing Group
Initial publish date
Jan 2015
Category
Grammar, Vocabulary & Spelling, General
Recommended Age
7 to 11
Recommended Grade
2 to 5
Recommended Reading age
8 to 9
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781467760782
    Publish Date
    Jan 2015
    List Price
    $10.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780761353621
    Publish Date
    Jan 2013
    List Price
    $21.95

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Description

What are comparatives and superlatives? After reading this book, you'll have a much clearer idea and will be the best at forming these descriptive words! Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable explain how these forms of adjectives compare nouns, through the cleverest rhymes and illustrations that are sillier than ever. Each comparative or superlative word is printed in color for easier identification.Breezier, Cheesier, Newest, and Bluest: What Are Comparatives and Superlatives? turns traditional grammar lessons on end. Read it aloud and share in the delight of the sense—and nonsense—of words.

About the authors

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.

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Brian Gable is the illustrator of many of the best-selling Words Are CATegorical® books, as well as the Math Is CATegorical® series. Mr. Gable lives in Toronto, Canada.

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Editorial Reviews

"Gable's illustrations are the true stars here, his feline characters brimming with personality.... better than many grammar books—definitely one to check out." —Kirkus Reviews

"Cleary's verse sets the tone, clearly setting out to offer entertainment as well as instruction....Gable creates energetic, comical scenes based on a few words; a cast of madcap, dressed-animal characters; and some unusual color combinations. A useful, amusing introduction." —Booklist

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