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The Bat Can Bat: A Book of True Homonyms

The Bat Can Bat: A Book of True Homonyms

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)



Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Holt Books for Young Readers


ISBN: 9781250304766

40 Pages, Ages 6-9

A picture book about homonyms starring a silly cast of animal athletes.

What is a homonym? It's a word that has different meanings but is always spelled the same.
This informative book, set at a sporting event, includes a BAT who can BAT! A karate-chopping bulldog who is tough enough to BREAK five boards without taking a BREAK, and a STEER who tried to STEER his skateboard, but accidentally fell into a well—and that’s just for starters.

The clever wordplay from Gene Barretta introduces children to the richness of language through homonyms.

A Christy Ottaviano Book

Praise for The Bat Can Bat: A Book of True Homonyms

"Homonym pairs describe the action as an array of unlikely animals play sports with varying degrees of success and hilarity. . . Barretta is a master of wordplay. . . Youngsters will laugh out loud while they are unconsciously, painlessly learning."-Kirkus Reviews

"Sports and animals are perennially popular, and Barretta uses them as the common denominator in this collection of illustrated homonyms. . . . This is a fundamental purchase for school libraries and public libraries with heavy educator usage."--School Library Journal

Gene Barretta has written and illustrated many award-winning books, including others in this series on language: Deer Dear: A Book of Homophones and Zoola Palooza: A Book of Homographs, as well as Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare; Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives; Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci; and Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin. He lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, with his son.

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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