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Wordplay

by Lehrhaupt, Adam,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 3 copies
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Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J 428 LEHRH
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Juvenile
 
Call Number  J 428 LEHRH
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 428.2 L52
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Summary
When the parts of speech gather on the playground, Verb is always the star. Adjective, Adverb, and Interjection all watch admiringly. Then Noun comes alongand Noun can BE anything. But when a new threat menaces the playground, Noun can't move! There's only one part of speech who can DO something about it... and that might allow Noun and Verb to BE something together: friends.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Meet Verb. Verb is happy. And then there is Noun. Noun can't DO like Verb. But Noun can BE. While Interjection, Adjective, and Adverb watch amazed as Noun shows his ability to become a person, place, or thing, Verb is not impressed. When Noun turns into a unicorn amid the oohs and aahs of his word friends, Verb sulks. Suddenly, Interjection shouts, BEE! and all run and hide from the enormous and vicious-looking bee, except for Noun, who can't DO anything. But Verb, who recognizes her own strengths despite her envy of Noun's abilities, comes to the rescue. In this grammatical contest for power, Lehrhaupt puts personified parts of speech to work in his playful demonstration of word usage. Colored-coded dialogue matches up to each part of speech, expect for Noun, who just is. Chapman's cartoonish artwork features exuberant, brightly colored figures gamboling about a verdant playground, and the endpapers include a more detailed explanation of the parts of speech featured in the book. A playful enhancement to a language arts lesson.--Lock, Anita Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Lehrhaupt (I Will Not Eat You) and Chapman (Fruits in Suits) personify parts of speech, turning them into playground pals. Noun is a boy with shape-shifting capabilities, as befits words that can be persons, places, or things. Verb is a pigtailed girl with endless energy ("She climbs. She slides. She twirls"). And Interjection, Adjective, and Adverb serve as a grammatical Greek chorus: "'Wow!' says Interjection. 'An impressive display,' says Adjective. 'Very graceful,' says Adverb"). The story is slight, but sufficient: Verb becomes envious of the attention being showered on Noun, but when Noun is threatened by an angry bee, the two realize they need each other-after all, without Verb, Noun literally can't move. Chapman keeps the look simple: the background is an uncluttered, grassy green, and each character is rendered as a single-color line drawing (with corresponding color-coded dialogue) to help readers keep track of who's who. The sunny mood readily conveys the idea that grammar is easy-peasy, which is just what some readers need to hear. Ages 4-8. Author's agent: Alexandra Penfold, Upstart Crow Literary. Illustrator's agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Parts of speech -- Juvenile fiction.
English language -- Juvenile fiction.
Parts of speech -- Fiction.
English language -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2017
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Word play
Contributors Chapman, Jared, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780545934282
0545934281
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