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Dear Deer

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Dear Deer

A Book of Homophones

By Gene Barretta; Gene Barretta (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805081046, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 4, 2007


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.

A Children's Book-of-the-Month Club Selection

About the Author
Gene Barretta is the author and illustrator of "Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin" and "Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci." He holds a B.F.A. in Film Studies from New York University, and has worked for many years in film and television production. He lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, with his wife and son.

Praise For Dear Deer

“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 SelectionA Parenting Magazine Mom-Tested Book of the YearA Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts