How Much Can a Bare
Bear Bear?


How Much Can a Bare Bear Bear?
What Are Homonyms and Homophones
(Words are CATegorical series)
by Brian Cleary
illustrated by Brian Gable

Using their trademark wacky cartoon illustrations and bouncy, rhythmic wordplay, this Words are Categorical volume teaches the difference between homonyms and homophones and provides plentiful examples of each. 

The Horn Book Guide promises that "...the rhyming storybook form makes a grammar lesson enjoyable." And School Library Journal called it "another fun and effective introduction to the world of grammar."

Reading Levels

Interest Level:  Gr. 2-4               DRA Level: 34                    Lexile Measure: 880L
Grade Level Equiv: 3.8             Guided Reading: O


See Inside This Book

Below are two spreads from this book. The one on the left is the first spread from inside this book -- provided to give you an idea of the amount of text per page and
the illustration style.  This spread introduces the homonyms section, which is about a third of the book. The remainder of the book discusses homophones, with many
pages of examples.


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You may also want to check out other books in the Words are Categorical series, such as those shown below. These books are funny and high energy... and SO effective for teaching the specific language arts concept being targeted. You can learn more about this great series of books by clicking on the book covers below or the link above. :)