To Root, to Toot, to Parachute: What is a Verb?

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Millbrook Press, Jan 1, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - Lisapier - LibraryThing

This book takes brings the basic definition of a verb to life. Through a sing song rhyming verse it provides many examples of verbs, including to be verbs. Throughout the text the verbs are ... Read full review

TO ROOT, TO TOOT, TO PARACHUTE: What Is a Verb?

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Corny, looping lists of words figure again in Cleary's latest "Words Are Categorical" book. Working in rhyme, Cleary presents a flurry of verbs to readers—often in humorous juxtaposition—and a ... Read full review

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Brian P. Cleary nbsp;is the author of thenbsp; Words Are CATegorical® ,nbsp; Math Is CATegorical® ,nbsp; Food Is CATegorical(tm) , andnbsp; Animal Groups Are CATegorical(tm) nbsp;series, as well as several picture books. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Jenya was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and lived most of her childhood and teen years in Kishinev, Moldavia (former U.S.S.R.). At age seven Jenya entered the Children's Art Study Group. Three years later she was admitted to Schusev Children's Art School where she concentrated on fine arts. After graduating from Schusev Children's Art School and high school, she continued her art education at Repin College of Arts in Kishinev where she studied fine arts, illustration and graphic design. After coming to the U.S., she received a certificate in Computer Graphics from the School of Communication Arts in Minneapolis, a certificate in Web Design from the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design from the University of Minnesota. For over 10 years Jenya has worked as an interactive/graphic designer and children's book illustrator. She is the artistic creator of the Words Are CATegorical series for Lerner Publishing Group of Minneapolis. The series' name took after the cat characters Jenya had introduced to the books. She is the illustrator of the first three titles in the series that continue to stay on Lerner Publishing Group's best seller list since 1999 and can be found in book stores around the world. The titles are: A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What Is a Noun? , Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective? , and To Root, to Toot, to Parachute: What Is a Verb? . Her recent work includes The Wedding That Saved a Town for Kar-Ben Publishing of Minneapolis. Jenya resides in Boston with her husband Olivier.

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