If You Were a Synonym

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Capstone, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 24 pages
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Each title in this colorful series introduces a part of speech and asks what it might be like to be such a word, letting readers discover how these lexicons live and how they help build sentences.

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User Review  - katiebrennan - LibraryThing

I thought that this was a good book. I liked that the author gave ideas for games to play that involved synonyms. For example, the author suggests that readers play a game in which they brainstorm ... Read full review

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User Review  - laurenryates - LibraryThing

If You were a Synonym is an excellent picture book that describes and gives examples of synonyms. The book shows that a synonym can be an adjective, a verb, or a noun. The book shows sentences with ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Michael Dahl is the prolific author of the bestselling Goodnight Baseball picture book and more than 200 other books for children and young adults. He has won the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award three times for his nonfiction, a Teacher's Choice award from Learning magazine, and a Seal of Excellence from the Creative Child Awards. And he has won awards for his board books for the earliest learners, Duck Goes Potty and Bear Says "Thank You!" Dahl has written and edited numerous graphic novels for younger readers, authored the Library of Doom adventure series, the Dragonblood books, Trollhunters, and the Hocus Pocus Hotel mystery/comedy series. Dahl has spoken at schools, libraries, and conferences across the US and the UK, including ALA, AASL, IRA, and Renaissance Learning. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota in a haunted house.

Sara Gray graduated with a BFA in illustration and design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for Picture Window Books, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, and Minnesota Parent Magazine. The Word Fun series that Sara worked on with Picture Window Books won the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award and the American Graphic Design Award. Sara currently works at Manhattan Toy Company as a product designer for Manhattan Toy's doll, plush, and puppet lines. Her illustrations also appear on Manhattan Toy's packaging for their Cirque du Soleil product line.

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