Thumbtacks, Earwax, Lipstick, Dipstick


Thumbtacks, Earwax, Lipstick, Dipstick: What Is a Compound Word?
by Brian Cleary & Brian Gable

This wacky title in the Words are CATegorical series explains what compound words are and provides an overabundance of examples, all in bouncy, rhyming verse and accompanied by kid-friendly, cartoon illustrations.

And we really like how the compound words are all printed in a different color so they can be easily recognized.

We've included most Words are Categorical titles on our site (in their respective categories), but this title is perhaps our favorite in the series. This subject has a sort of built-in wackiness to them and this zany title just adds to the fun. This book has the same madcap scenes as other books in the series and treats readers to a seemingly endless supply of compound words.  Kids will love this one!

Reading Levels
Interest Level:  Grades 1 - 4           Lexile Measure:  710L

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