Author Gene Barretta Hit A Home Run!
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The book starts with
"A Note to the Reader:
HOMONYMS are words that sound the same and are spelled the same but have different meanings, such as BOWL (a round dish) and BOWL (the sport).
HOMOPHONES are words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meaning, such as TALE (a story) and TAIL (a part of an animal).
HOMOGRAPHS are words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently and have different meanings, such as TEAR (to cry) and TEAR (to rip)."
After the Bat used his BAT to hit a home run during a baseball game,
" . . . the president of the United STATES announced a groundbreaking law which STATES that every animal has the RIGHT to play sports."And with this declaration, the words begin to flow as the various animals either TRAIN for races by racing a TRAIN or begin playing various sports. But when the water buffalo's HORN gets stuck in the net, it's a sure thing that the HORN sounded, stopping that game.
The illustrations of watercolor on Arches cold-press paper, make this a very fun book that should bring smiles to little faces.
What Concerned Me: Should learning be this much fun? Kidding! I have no concerns.
What I Liked Most: The illustrations made what could have been a so-so book, an extremely fun way of learning. The pictures are bright and complement the silliness of the story.
Author/Illustrator: Gene Barretta
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.(February 2018)
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