The Great Dictionary Caper (Hardcover)
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 9781481480048, 40pp.
Publication Date: January 23, 2018
List Price: 17.99*
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"Teachers will have field day with this wordplay; this caper is clever, capricious, and cunning." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Bored with sitting in a dictionary 'day in, day out, ' the words make a break for it and organize a parade which...introduce linguistics terminology in just about the most playful way possible." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "This is a charming, peppy introduction, enhanced by Comstock's energetic, retro-flair illustrations, which fill the pages with cavorting words and creative details...In approach and format, this is both entertaining and educational--likely to hold and pique kids' interest in the topic and provide a fun learning supplement." --Booklist (starred review) When all of the words escape from the dictionary, it's up to Noah Webster to restore alphabetical order in this supremely wacky picture book that celebrates language. Words have secret lives. On a quiet afternoon the words escape the dictionary (much to the consternation of Mr. Noah Webster) and flock to Hollywood for a huge annual event--Lexi-Con. Liberated from the pages, words get together with friends and relations in groups including an onomatopoeia marching band, the palindrome family reunion, and hide-and-seek antonyms. It's all great fun until the words disagree and begin to fall apart. Can Noah Webster step in to restore order before the dictionary is disorganized forever?