Let’s take a trip back in time, all the way to the year 1999.
SpongeBob SquarePants debuted on TV to the delight of children and the bafflement of adults. Formal impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton began in the US Senate, and we fretted about human civilization’s impending fall into the abyss of the Y2K software problem.The year also saw the publication of Brian P. Cleary’s A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What Is a Noun? Unlike the SpongeBob debut, children and adults alike were delighted by the new book. It marked the beginning of an incredibly successful series that included nearly thirty titles over the next fifteen years. That’s why we’re so excited to refresh the series with the Words Are CATegorical® 20th Anniversary Editions.
The playful, poetic text still succeeds brilliantly at its mission—engaging children and teaching them about different parts of speech:
Gown is a noun.
Crown is a noun.
If fact, our whole hometown is a noun.
If it’s a deck, a duck, or deer,
If it’s a crystal chandelier,
If it’s a train, or brain, or frown,
It’s elementary—it’s a noun.
The anniversary editions feature a fresh design with updated backmatter and include a new “Try It!” feature for budding grammarians to practice their skills. Show readers the fun and silly side of language and instill a love of words that lasts!
8 Book Series
Interest Level: Grades 2-5
Reading Level: Grade 3