Brian P. Cleary
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  Thumbtacks, Earwax, Lipstick, Dipstick: What is a Compound Word?
written by Brian P. Cleary
illus. by Brian Gable
Millbrook Press / Lerner
grades 2 to 5
 
  Also available from the publisher as a multi-user e-book, interactive book, and AudiseeĀ® eBook with Audio
   
Thumbtacks, Earwax, Lipstick, Dipstick:
What is a Compound Word?

What is a compound word? You’ll find the answer inside this book—it’s a stockpile of compound words! Upbeat rhymes and sidesplitting illustrations bring compound words to life.

We’ve highlighted the compound words with colored type to make them easy to identify.

Thumbtacks, Earwax, Lipstick, Dipstick: What Is a Compound Word? overturns traditional grammar lessons.

Read this book aloud with everyone you know and share in the delight of the sense—and nonsense—of words.

Reviews

“In this latest addition to the eye-catching, feline-filled cartoon series, comical pictures and brief text demonstrate that compound words come in many forms and lengths. Cleary concludes with a reminder that though these words are often longer, decoding them is easily done by taking them apart.” (School Library Journal)

“An enjoyable addition to language arts units.”Ā (Booklist)

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