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Yaks Yak
illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt
Clarion Books, March 8, 2016
Language: English
40 pages, ages 5-9

At once funny and informative, Yaks Yak presents animals acting out the verbs made from their names. Illustrations rich in comic details show hogs hogging, slugs slugging, and other spirited creatures demonstrating homographs, words with different meanings that are spelled and pronounced the same. A chart listing the words, their meanings, and their history is included. Ideal for sharing, this book offers a sprightly and fanciful introduction to a fun form of wordplay.


"Animal and word lovers alike will enjoy this clever take on homographs..." School Library Journal, starred review (Read the full review.)

"Gleeful linguistic fun that young readers will wolf down.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
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"Young readers will love this hilarious, informative book."—Booklist

"An excellent and entertaining vocabulary builder.” —Kirkus Reviews (Read the fulll review.)

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