Zoola Palooza: A Book of Homographs

The all animal touring concert group Zoola Palooza has come to town With a motley crew of animals playing a variety of instruments, homographs abound homographs are words that are spelled the same but sound different and have different meanings Billy the striped BASS opens the show wearing a big BOW tie He gives a gracious BOW from the top of his BASS fiddle.This terrThe all animal touring concert group Zoola Palooza has come to town With a motley crew of animals playing a variety of instruments, homographs abound homographs are words that are spelled the same but sound different and have different meanings Billy the striped BASS opens the show wearing a big BOW tie He gives a gracious BOW from the top of his BASS fiddle.This terrific companion to Dear Deer A Book of Homophones brings homographs to the spotlight for a show stopping good time.
Zoola Palooza A Book of Homographs The all animal touring concert group Zoola Palooza has come to town With a motley crew of animals playing a variety of instruments homographs abound homographs are words that are spelled the same but

  • Title: Zoola Palooza: A Book of Homographs
  • Author: Gene Barretta
  • ISBN: 9780805091076
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Zoola Palooza: A Book of Homographs”

    1. Mind Blown! Wow! I learned something. This was tough to read aloudoh my gosh, I love it! English, boy is it interesting. Kudos to the author for coming up with such a tale. Check it out for yourself! :-)

    2. Checked this out from the library for my 7 year old, who loves words and word play almost as much as me. He had a great time with it. Colorful pictures and cute animal and band names.

    3. The book is called ZOOLA PALOOZA by Gene Barretta. The story is about animals at a concert. It was fun to find similarities to a real concert that I’ve been to. The pictures are bright and full of detail. The subject of each page is colored in such a way that draws attention to it while the background of each page is contrasted to draw your attention away back towards the subject. The colors make each page interesting to look at, but the wording is also interesting.Included within the sentence [...]

    4. I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as the other books I had read this week but I really loved it! The homographs through out the book were hilarious and they were in bold and all caps so they really stood out from the other words. I thought the bolding and capitalizing was very important because the words were easy to spot. It almost made me pay attention to the difference of the two bolded words. This book is great for teaching kids what homographs are and the difference between the [...]

    5. Although this one is not as engaging as the earlier Dear Deer, it certainly contains wonderful puns and a quick run through several homographs, homonyms, and homophones. The idea of a huge outdoor concert with all of these strangely-named performers [Carter Piller, Carmen Chameleon, Florence Welk, Hedda Hip-Hopper, and Seals & Crawfish]was a bit contrived, but it also allowed the author to play around with words such as close/close, present/present, record/record, and wind/wind. The watercol [...]

    6. A Homograph is a word of the same written form as another but of different meaning and usually origin, whether pronounced the same way or not, as: bear: 1 “to carry; support” and bear 2 “animal” or lead : 1 “to conduct” and lead 2 “metal.” A Homophone is a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same way or not such as:heir and air. This tale on homographs by Gene Baretta was not good as his book Dear Deer on homophones, but still enterta [...]

    7. Barretta, G. (2011). Zoola Palooza: A Book of Homographs. New York: Hentry Holt and Company.Teacher's Choice AwardChoice BookThis book teaches young students about homographs in a fun and engaging way. The word choice is great and the illustrations are bright and match perfectly with the homographs used in the story. This book could be used for an English lesson on homographs for second or third grade students. I would definitely put this book on the shelves of my classroom library.

    8. This book is pretty cute and could be a great learning tool. Maybe not a great choice for large groups, since you want them to be able to see the word while they hear the different pronunciations. However, for one-on-one it would be great. My only problem with it is the few pages that go sideways instead of the normal page layout. I hate when picture books do this.

    9. A fun way to introduce children to homographs. It's particularly useful for young readers who are understandably confused about words that look the same but are pronounced differently based on meaning and context.

    10. Gene Barretta has some of the cutest picture books ever. My family loves his books, from Dear Deer to Ben Franklin. I feel like such a dork when I'm a fan of picture books, but this one totally rules it. A book worth reading with kids, or just for plain fun!

    11. This is a humorous and fun look at homographs (also called multiple meaning words). The sea bass wears a bow tie as he bows from the top of his fiddle. Great illustrations match the fun animals who are performing in a concert.

    12. Lots of puns that my kids didn't understand but it was still fun to read. Good way to teach kids about homographs. I was grateful for the note to the reader at the beginning about homonyms and homophones, as well.

    13. Dr.Seussy art and rhyming, or at least that level of fun and clever. It took me 2 tries of reading the entire story out loud without tripping over a homograph.

    14. This would be a good book to teach homographs, but it would have to be read out loud in order for kids without the understanding of homographs to get it.

    15. Would be great for teaching the differences between words that are spelled the same but have different meanings.

    16. Very punny. Florence Welk makes an appearance, as do Seals and Crawfish. Lots if great examples of homographs.

    17. After Dear Deer which took on homonyms, Barretta is back to take on homographs in Zoola Palooza.A great book to add to your collection wot foster curiosity and interest in words.

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