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Stop and Go, Yes and No: What Is an Antonym? (Words are CATegorical)
What Is an Antonym? You'll find the answer inside this bookit's all about antonyms! Author Brian P. Cleary and illustrator Brian Gable creatively clarify (not confuse) the concept of antonyms. Their clever (not foolish) rhymes and comical (not serious) illustrations combine to highlight key words. Each pair or group of antonyms is printed in color for easy identification. ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Millbrook Press
(first published January 1st 2006)
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This starts with simple antonyms like fast and slow, high and low, and goes to more advanced such as hefty and diminutive. Students at my school particularly love the quirky illustrations of cats (I think they're cats! :) that help make clear the many antonyms given. I've used this, paired with Pitch And Throw, Grasp And Know: What Is A Synonym?, in library lessons for a couple of years now and it is always a hit. My favorite line says: "In fall, the farmer harvests crops. In spring, he's busy p ...more
This book introduces the topic of antonyms to children. “Antonyms” are presented as a word that means the opposite of another word. With each page, there is an illustration in conjunction with two antonyms (ex: big and small) that link with the picture. The book lists antonyms that rhyme. “Stop and Go, Yes and No” could be instrumental in introducing opposites to young children. It could be used to supplement a hands-on activity during which children explore opposites. The illustrations provide ...more
Feb 23, 2012 Katy Houseman rated it it was amazing
This book is all about antonyms. It is a fun book that uses a lot of rhyming words and humor. For every antonym used there is an illustration that goes along with it. This book is ideal to teach students about antonyms. Brian P. cleary is an excellent author. Hats off to you!
This book is an excellent activator for a literacy lesson on antonyms. Throughout the entire book antonym words are stated with colorful pictures to portray meaning. The book is a good way to explain the meaning of antonyms to students.
Apr 21, 2011 Kerri Harshaw rated it really liked it
This book is great to use when introducing antonyms to children. The rhyming text defines antonyms and give many examples. Funny illustrations. Look for other Cleary books.
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