Brian P. Cleary
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  Stroll and Walk, Babble and Talk: More about Synonyms
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 Audisee® eBook with Audio
Synonyms Coloring Page
Synonyms Poster (11x17")
Synonym Substitution
Stroll and Walk, Babble and Talk:
More about Synonyms

One book is never enough to explore the wide range of synonyms!

The crazy and zany cats deliver loads of additional examples to illustrate the power of synonyms to make writing superb or terrific. Playful, rollicking verse and comical cats turn traditional grammar lessons on end.

Each pair or group of synonyms is printed in color for easy and simple identification.

Read this book aloud and share the delight of the sense—and nonsense—of words.


“The multicolored synonyms easily stand out from the black text, while the illustrations provide the context clues readers need to discern their meanings. Gable’s cast of cats will capture readers’ attention as they zanily exemplify the synonyms … It’s no wonder that teachers turn to this series—it’s learning disguised as entertainment.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Kids will chuckle as they read at home and in writing classes, however difficult or demanding the scenarios. With all the slapstick fun, the pages show and tell about shades of meaning and the importance of choosing just the right word.” (Booklist)

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