The Word Snoop

By Ursula Dubosarsky; Tohby Riddle (Illustrator)
(Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803734067, 246pp.)

Publication Date: July 9, 2009

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Description

Meet the Word Snoop. She?s dashing and daring and witty as can be?and no one knows more about the evolution of the English language than she does. Luckily, she?s spilling her secrets in this gem of a book. From the first alphabet in 4000 BC, to anagrams, palindromes, and modern-day text messages, readers will learn all about the fascinating twists and turns our fair language has taken to become what it is today.

With playful black-and-white illustrations, riddles to solve, and codes to break, The Word Snoop is definitive proof that words can spark the imagination and are anything but dull. This is a book for every aspiring writer, and every true reader.




About the Author
Ursula Dubosarsky is an award-winning author of numerous books for children and young adults. About The Golden Day, her first book with Candlewick Press, she says, The little girls watch, wonder, respond, change, and grow and then their childhood is gone, forever. This element of the story, I suppose, is at least partly autobiographical, though all my teachers came home safe and sound in the end. Ursula Dubosarsky lives in Australia.

Riddle is a cartoonist for The Sydney Morning Herald.
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