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Cleary, Brian P.

Madam and Nun and 1001: What Is a Palindrome?

(4) K-3 Words Are Categorical series. Illustrated by Brian Gable. Here Cleary delineates between comparatives and superlatives ("Sometimes, you don't add e-r. / Instead, you reach for 'more'") and introduces palindromes ("word or number, sentence, phrase, or name / that--when it's read backward--is spelled and said the same."). Overly long, singsongy rhymes pair with energetic, unattractive cats careening across brightly colored backgrounds to illustrate the various phrases and words. Review covers these Words Are Categorical titles: Breezier, Cheesier, Newest, and Bluest and Madam and Nun and 1001.

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