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Book Title: Wally the Wordworm|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 2.96 MB
v The author of the book: Clifton Fadiman
Date of issue: 1964
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Read full description of the books Wally the Wordworm:I love this book! Wally the Wordworm was tired of old words "that kept repeating themselves. They were good enough for a stupid worm, for a slow worm, for a worm who didn't care about real nourishment. But not good enough for Wally." So he "slithered and slathered And wiggled and waggled his way into" a dictionary and discovered - with glee! - all sorts of "New Words, BIG words...Words that s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d with sound and meaning...Words with strange faces that just look interesting". Words like syzygy, pyx, somersault, auk, chimera, gingerly, skerry, and so many more.
Everything about this book is a delight. The text, the illustrations, Wally's adorable little expressions. I've read it a bazillion times and I still enjoy poring over every tiny detail.
Some of the words are defined in the text but most are only referenced in the illustrations, encouraging readers to keep an actual dictionary on hand. There are several words that I learned as a child thanks to this book including roc, kale, and sesquipedalian. And this time I learned a new one: zymurgy!
Read information about the authorClifton P. "Kip" Fadiman was an American intellectual, author, editor, radio and television personality.
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