Catalogue


Dear deer [braille] : a book of homophones /
Gene Barretta.
edition
1st Square Fish ed.
imprint
Boston, MA : National Braille Press, [2010?], c1997.
description
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0312628994 (pbk.), 9780312628994 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
Boston, MA : National Braille Press, [2010?], c1997.
isbn
0312628994 (pbk.)
9780312628994 (pbk.)
general note
Braille text translation is included on clear plastic adhered to every other page.
In contracted braille.
Originally published: New York : Henry Holt, c2007.
Print and Braille.
abstract
While any early reader or writer can get tripped up by homophones, they can be especially tricky for young braille users who may have heard the words, but have never come across them in writing. In Dear Deer, author Gene Barretta uses homophones in simple, sometimes silly sentences, placing the same-sounding words into a context that clearly demonstrates their meaning and usage. Clever Aunt Ant has just moved to the zoo. Speaking in homophones, she describes the quirky animal behavior she sees. There's the MOOSE who loved MOUSSE and ATE EIGHT bowls, and the WHALE who was ALLOWED to WAIL ALOUD - and that's just for starters. This playful book introduces children to the richness of language through the concept of homophones. After reading it, don't be surprised when kids start asking, "How's that spelled?"
catalogue key
9041392
target audience
Ages 4-9.
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Reviews
Review Quotes
"Youngsters will be tickled by the homophones and the brightly colored, appealing illustrations. Beware: Children will gain not only prowess in recognizing homophones but also the ability to produce bad puns!" Kirkus Reviews A Children's Book-of-the-Month Club Selection A Parenting Magazine Mom-Tested Book of the Year A Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts
"Youngsters will be tickled by the homophones and the brightly colored, appealing illustrations. Beware: Children will gain not only prowess in recognizing homophones but also the ability to produce bad puns!"--Kirkus Reviews A Children's Book-of-the-Month Club Selection AParentingMagazine Mom-Tested Book of the Year A Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts
"Youngsters will be tickled by the homophones and the brightly colored, appealing illustrations. Beware: Children will gain not only prowess in recognizing homophones but also the ability to produce bad puns!"--Kirkus Reviews A Children's Book-of-the-Month Club Selection Parenting Magazine Book of the Year 2007 A Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts and a Parenting Magazine Mom-Tested Books of the Year List
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Summaries
Main Description
Clever Aunt Ant has just moved to the zoo. Speaking in homophones, she describes the quirky animal behavior she sees. There's the MOOSE who loved MOUSSE and ATE EIGHT bowls, and the WHALE who was ALLOWED to WAIL ALOUD--and that's just for starters. This playful picture book introduces children to the richness of language through the concept of homophones. A romp through the zoo has never been so eye-opening.
Main Description
Clever Aunt Ant has just moved to the zoo. Speaking in homophones, she describes the quirky animal behavior she sees. There's the MOOSE who loved MOUSSE and ATE EIGHT bowls, and the WHALE who was ALLOWED to WAIL ALOUD-and that's just for starters. This playful picture book introduces children to the richness of language through the concept of homophones. A romp through the zoo has never been so eye-opening.
Main Description
Clever Aunt Ant has just moved to the zoo. Speaking in homophones, she describes the quirky animal behavior she sees. There's the MOOSE who loved MOUSSE and ATE EIGHT bowls, and the WHALE who was ALLOWED to WAIL ALOUD'”and that's just for starters. This playful picture book introduces children to the richness of language through the concept of homophones. A romp through the zoo has never been so eye-opening.
Main Description
Clever Aunt Ant has just moved to the zoo. Speaking in homophones, she describes the quirky animal behavior she sees. There's the MOOSE who loved MOUSSE and ATE EIGHT bowls, and the WHALE who was ALLOWED to WAIL ALOUDand that's just for starters. This playful picture book introduces children to the richness of language through the concept of homophones. A romp through the zoo has never been so eye-opening.

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