Brian P. Cleary
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  Pre- and Re-, Mis- and Dis-: What is a Prefix?
written by Brian P. Cleary
illus. by Martin Goneau
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
Pre- and Re-, Mis- and Dis-:
What is a Prefix?

What is a prefix? You’ll find the answer inside this book—it’s overflowing with prefixes. Playful rhymes and humorous illustrations creatively present the concept of prefixes for young readers.

For easy identification, key prefixes appear in color and comical cats reinforce each idea.

Pre– and Re–, Mis– and Dis–: What Is a Prefix? turns traditional grammar lessons on end! Read and reread this book aloud and delight in the sense—and nonsense—of words.


“[A] lesson on homonyms and homophones is such a natural for the Words Are CATegorical™ series, with its signature combination of fast-paced rhymes and zany illustrations, that the topic is well worth revisiting … An enjoyable mix of wordplay and grammar.” (Booklist)

“As the book claims, ‘the fun doesn’t lessen as you laugh through each lesson.’ Students will not only be repeating these silly verses but will be writing their own as well.”Ā (School Library Journal)

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