The Zany, Zanier, Zaniest Book About Comparatives and Superlatives

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As a masked and caped superhero pursues a mischievous villain through an amusement park in this clever picture book, the only text provided is a series of adjectives and their comparatives and superlatives. For example, as the villain flies off the Ferris wheel, the text reads ?Dizzy?; when he lands and can't walk a straight line, ?Dizzier?; and then when he falls flat on his face, ?Dizziest.' The high-energy illustrations containing hilarious scenes of mayhem (including slime!) help bring the concepts to vivid life. The adjectives appear in alphabetical order, from A (Angry, Angrier, Angriest) to Z (Zany, Zanier, Zaniest). There are some exceptions included as well, such as ?Magnificent,? ?More Magnificent? and ?Most Magnificent? and the word ?Unique,? which has no comparatives or superlatives.

Award-winning children's book author Helaine Becker has created a playful and multilayered book that will find lots of uses in the classroom. It provides a perfect, easy-to-understand language arts lesson on adjectives in general and on comparatives and superlatives in particular. It also works as an alphabet book, a primer for spelling and a vocabulary resource. And it's a truly fun picture book story as well --- with a surprising twist at the end! --- that early readers and pre-readers can enjoy on their own. Dave Whamond's exuberant illustrations are bursting with humor and lots of comical details, encouraging visual literacy. As a bonus, more information about these distinctive adjectives along with teaching tips can be found at the end of the book.
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781554537150
Branch Call Number: EASY 425.5 BEC 2012
Characteristics: np: illus
Additional Contributors: Whamond, Dave


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Jul 12, 2013

My brother likes the book!!

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