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Title:
I and you and don't forget who : what is a pronoun?
Author:
Cleary, Brian P., 1959-
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Rhyming text and illustrations of comical cats present numerous examples of pronouns and their functions, from "he" and "she" to "anyone", "neither", and "which."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Ages 7-9.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning LG 3.0 0.5.

Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.0 0.5 74070.
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ISBN:
9781575055961
Format :
Book

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The latest addition to the best-selling Words Are CATegorical® series, this fun-filled guide uses playful puns and humorous illustrations to creatively clarify the concept of pronouns. Key pronouns appear in color for easy identification to show, not tell, readers what pronouns are all about.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 2-4, younger for reading aloud. From the Words Are Categorical series, which began with Cleary's A Mink, a Fink, and Skating Rink: What Is a Noun? 0 (1999), this slim volume offers a child-friendly introduction to pronouns. The rhythmic, rhyming text gives simple explanations and examples of types of pronouns and their uses. Grammar mavens may take exception--or find exceptions--to the comment that "who" is "a pronoun that's constantly doing," but on the whole the text presents the major uses of pronouns with precision, brevity, and wit. The cartoon-style ink drawings brim with irrepressible humor, while the bold use of color in the artwork adds to the high-spirited look of the pages. Colored letters make the pronouns easy to identify in text that dance across the pages. An energetic, cheerful addition to grammar lessons. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2004 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-Cleary's mission is to make the serious side of language-arts classes more fun, and, to a large degree, he succeeds. Using a fast-moving, quick-witted rhyming text, he covers the different types of pronouns, giving examples of each. Whenever he is referring to a specific type of pronoun, it appears in the accompanying example in colored type to make it stand out. Comically crazy cats are drawn in a childlike style, adding to the book's giddy factor and making the subject matter appealing to students. Ruth Heller covered pronouns in Mine, All Mine: A Book of Pronouns (Puffin, 1999), but Cleary's style is definitely more active: "So like a pinch hitter/or a good baby-sitter,/the pronoun will say,/`You can go noun!/I've got your job covered!'" A strong purchase for school or public libraries needing to update their 400s sections.-Lisa Gangemi Kropp, Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.