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The Weighty Word Book

ISBN13: 9780826345554
ISBN: 0826345557
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $21.95
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Published Date:
Pages: 96
Average Goodreads rating: 4.50/5 (49 ratings)

"[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