BrainJuice

English, Fresh Squeezed!

By Carol Diggory Shields; Tony Ross (Illustrator)
(Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9781593540531, 64pp.)

Publication Date: January 2005

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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Description

Only Carol Diggory Shields could reduce a whole body of knowledge to forty incisive, hilarious, and all-encompassing poems!
In this newest addition to the BrainJuice series, Carol Diggory Shields undertakes to impart all the really important facets of the English language -- and impart she does! Do you want the last word on punctuation? Spelling? Diagramming a sentence? Drafting a letter, keeping a journal, writing poetry? No aspect of English is left unexamined, and both students and teachers will not only find BrainJuice: English extremely cool, but they will be forever grateful to the author for supplying them with "36 Ways to Say Cool" (see sample below*).
Supporting the author's heroic efforts to make English funny, comprehensible and comprehensive, as well as irresistible, Tony Ross offers art that is funny, comprehensible, comprehensive, and extremely irresistible!
*A small sampling from "36 Way to Say Cool": Groovy, great, the cat's meow, awesome, chill, phat, wow, marvy, dandy, swell, divine, nifty, peachy-keen, fine!




About the Author

Carol Diggory Shields is a poet, a humorist, and a librarian -- the perfect qualifications for reducing immense bodies of knowledge into a very few lines of extremely funny verse. Grateful teachers and students can direct fan letters to her in Salinas, Cal

Tony Ross is the internationally renowned artist and author of more than 100 books, including I Want My Potty, Meanwhile Back at the Ranch, and The Knight Who Was Afraid of the Dark. He lives in Cheshire, England with his wife Zoe and daughter, Kate.

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