The Weighty Word Book

  • ISBN-13: 9780826345554
  • Author: ["Paul M. Levitt", "Douglas A. Burger", "Elissa S. Guralnick"]
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
  • Publication date: 2009-04-15
  • Edition: Ill
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 96
  • $20.83
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"[The Weighty Word Book] will appeal to kids who want to sound as smart as they are. It offers a clever, funny way to introduce new words into the vocabulary. . . . There's one word for every letter of the alphabet--wait until you see what they do with dogmatic, juxtapose and zealot."--The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) "Each of these twenty-six short stories takes an elaborate, circuitous path that leads to a 'weighty' one-word punch line. . . . It's a creative and humorous approach to vocabulary building, and a natural lead in to having students create their own tall tales with multisyllabic conclusions."--School Library Journal

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