Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Little Crooked Bookshelf on #ReviewsDay

The Great Dictionary Caper
by Judy Sierra
illustrated by Eric Comstock

(This week's #ReviewsDay pick is from cottager Kara LaReau.)

What it's all about...
The words have escaped the dictionary! Before Noah Webster and Peter Mark Roget set things straight, check out the onomatopoeia marching band, the showy action verbs, the tangoing homophones, and more!

Why I love it...
In my house, we're big fans of irreverent books that shake up the order of things, and of course, WORDS — so we think Judy Sierra's playful text and Eric Comstock's graphic, lively illustrations are, dare we say, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Sample illustration...

What's the kid-appeal?
Kids will love knowing that words need to break for recess sometimes, just like they do!

What's the grownup appeal?
Great examples of homonyms, antonyms, rhyming words, propositions, and other parts of speech (also defined in a handy glossary at the back) allow for some learning amidst the wonderful wordplay.

Where to find/buy The Great Dictionary Caper
Indie Booksellers
Barnes & Noble

Or at a school or library near you!

Judy Sierra is the author of many award-winning books for children including the bestsellers Antarctic Antics, illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey; Wild About Books, illustrated by Marc Brown; and The Secret Science Project that Almost Ate the School, illustrated by Stephen Gammell. Her books have received seven Children's Choice Award from the International Reading Association, two Aesop awards from the American Folklore Society, and the E.B. White Read-Aloud Prize from the Association of Booksellers for Children. She lives with her husband in Portland, Oregon. Visit her online at JudySierra.net.

Eric Comstock's first picture book was the debut Charlie Piechart adventure, Charlie Piechart and the Case of the Missing Pizza Slice by Marilyn Sadler. He lives with his family in Austin, Texas. Visit him online at ericcomstock.us. 

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