To Root to Toot to Parachute: What Is a Verb (Words Are Categorical)
What is a verb? It's easier to show than explain! In this fun and animated introduction to grammer, rhyming verse is used to creatively clarify the concept of verbs. Chock-full of colorful, lively examples, the playful rhymes and illustrations of comical cartoon cats combine to hightlight key words in the sentences. Verbs like toss and tumble, jump and jam, jog and juggle, jig and leap are printed in color for easy identification.
Time to learn your grammar!
By Kelli - July 8, 2004
These books are so good at helping kids learn the parts of speech. They give so many clear examples of sentences, with the specific part of speech in a different color so everyone will notice it. I used these in a classroom during english class and they all loved it. A+ to this book!
To Root to Toot to Parachute: What Is a Verb (Words Are Cate
By J. Thorne - December 13, 2004
My five year old daughter loves this book! Prosmitsky's colorful illustrations make it so much more fun learning the parts of speech. My daughter adores the illustrator's goofy pillow-like cats!
Verbs to Build On
By VReviews - April 2, 2011
Cleary's "Words are CATegorical" series aims to teach young students the parts of speech; and language devices such as simile, and metaphor through humor, rhyme, creative story telling, and a zany group of animals.
The Verb book defines both action verbs and the difficult to grasp "state of being" verbs. Young elementary school students will enjoy the cast of wacky characters as they learn about verbs. Throughout the Cleary grammar series, the format is the same. The definition is stated right off the bat, and then the story is simply one verb example after another, with colored text to emphasize each verb used. Verbs, does a fantastic job with action words; but just scratches the "state of being" side of verbs, which kids typically struggle with understanding. So more depth here is needed. The illustrations are more detailed than in the Nouns book, but are still lacking the richness that comes with the later books in the series when illustrator Brian Gable jumps in... read more
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