Brian P. Cleary
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  Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely: What is an Adverb?
written by Brian P. Cleary
illus. by Brian Gable
Millbrook Press / Lerner
grades 2 to 5
  Also available from the publisher as a multi-user e-book, interactive book, and AudiseeĀ® eBook with Audio
Adverbs Coloring Page
Adverbs Poster (11x17")
CATegorical™ Charades
Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely:
What is an Adverb?

Bursting with adverbs, this addition to the Words Are CATegorical™ series creatively clarifies the concept of adverbs for young readers with delightfully playful rhymes and extremely humorous illustrations.

For easy identification, adverbs are printed in color and key words are illustrated on each page.

Awards and Recognition

Book-of-the-Month Children's Club Selection


“Cleary has clearly got the formula down for effectively explaining a potentially boring subject through a bouncy rhyming text filled with puns and jokes that will appeal to kids.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“A playful, rhyming text and cartoon art vividly explain adverbs and their functions.”Ā (Publishers Weekly)

“The energy and sheer razzmatazz of the text and graphics will have young grammarians entranced.” (School Library Journal)

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