Yaks Yak by Linda Sue Park
Animal Word Pairs

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An excellent and entertaining vocabulary builder: pair this with Betsy Rosenthal’s An Ambush of Tigers, 2015, illustrated by Jago, for more clever, educational wordplay.
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At once funny and informative, Yaks Yak presents animals acting out the verbs made from their names. Illustrations rich in comic details show hogs hogging, slugs slugging, and other spirited creatures demonstrating homographs, words with different meanings that are spelled and pronounced the same. A chart listing the words, their meanings, and their history is included. Ideal for sharing, this book offers a sprightly and fanciful introduction to a fun form of wordplay.
 

About Linda Sue Park

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Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard, many other novels, and several picture books. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family. For more information visit www.lspark.com.
 
Published March 8, 2016 by Clarion Books. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Education & Reference. Fiction
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Kirkus

Good
on Nov 25 2015

An excellent and entertaining vocabulary builder: pair this with Betsy Rosenthal’s An Ambush of Tigers, 2015, illustrated by Jago, for more clever, educational wordplay.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Jan 14 2015

Succinct definitions are tucked into the illustrations (“to crow = to boast”), and back matter offers etymological notes about the animal names and verbs. Gleeful linguistic fun that kids will wolf down.

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