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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978125030476640 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.
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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