Brian P. Cleary
Brian P. Cleary author
  Pitch and Throw, Grasp and Know: What is a Synonym
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
Synonyms Coloring Page
Synonyms Poster (11x17")
Synonym Substitution
Pitch and Throw, Grasp and Know: What is a Synonym

“Word-Nerd” Brian P. Cleary and highly-acclaimed illustrator Brian Gable collaborate to clarify the concept of synonyms for young readers with playful, lively, and whimsical™ rhymes and humorous, comical, and amusing illustrations.

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

This funny, best-selling series shows, not tells, each part of speech.

Awards and Recognition

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


“With a simple, silly rhyme and wild cartoon scenarios of animal characters in action, this picture book in the Words Are Categorical™ series shows and tells the meanings of synonyms. With the slapstick art enlivening things even more, this will be a fun read-aloud, and kids will certainily get the message that words are not boring.” (Booklist)

“… this excellent text goes a long way toward establishing the importance of synonyms.”Ā (School Library Journal)

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