Item description for Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective? (Words Are Categorical) by Brian P. Cleary & Jenya Prosmitsky...
Overview Rhyming text and illustrations of comical cats present numerous examples of adjectives, from "hairy, scary, cool, and ordinary" to "tan and tall," "funny, frisky, smooth, and small"
Publishers Description The best-selling Words Are Categorical series introduces young readers to different types of words through rhyming verse and illustrations of comical cartoon cats. Offering a lighthearted perspective, each title shows readers the fun and entertaining world of language.
Citations And Professional Reviews Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective? (Words Are Categorical) by Brian P. Cleary & Jenya Prosmitsky has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Kirkus Review - Children - 03/15/2000 page 378
School Library Journal - 07/01/2000 page 93
Booklist - 06/01/2000 page 1900
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2000 page 344
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 145
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2000 page 344
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 176
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 231
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Studio: Carolrhoda Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 7.3" Height: 0.38" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Sep 2, 2000
Publisher Carolrhoda Books
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Words Are CATegorical
ISBN 1575054019 ISBN13 9781575054018
Availability 0 units.
More About Brian P. Cleary & Jenya Prosmitsky
Brian P. Cleary currently resides in Cleveland, in the state of Ohio. Brian P. Cleary was born in 1959.
Brian P. Cleary has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective? (Words Are Categorical)?
OK, but not great Dec 26, 2008
This book is helpful in giving examples of adjectives in a rhyming light-hearted way that teaches a little as it mildly entertains. But I did not think it all that educational, and for $6.95 it seemed very short. A better teaching aid is MadLibs, not the dumbed-down Junior MadLibs, but just MadLibs, which I have found extremely effective in teaching the differences between adjectives, nouns, etc.
Adjectives Jul 3, 2008
One of my all time favorite instructional tools ... the kids really remember adjectives based on this book!
Informative but Vulgar Mar 9, 2008
I bought this book online because it was recommended as a good book to teach adjectives. While it had a multitude of adjectives, I found that it also reinforced the word stupid. While the word was used in the context of the sentence "They tell us that shows are stupid or funny," I hesitate in teaching my students that stupid is an acceptable word to use in any situation. Other then that, I found the book to be colorful, full of content and entertaining.
Nouns Plus Mar 30, 2007
While the book is intended to introduce the concept of nouns, its use can also be extended to teach new vocabulary, rhyming, and classifying. The book is content-rich, and several readings and explanations may be needed.
My only quibble is that while the text (font and format) is cute, it is not very child-friendly.
Great! Jan 15, 2006
This is a fun book to read. My son is 6 and he enjoys the delighful pictures along with its creativity. This has truly helped him better grasp the understanding of adjectives. Now when we discuss sentences and structure, he has many excellent references about adjectives.