The Great Dictionary Caper
Author: Judy Sierra
Illustrator: Eric Comstock
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (January 23, 2018)
Award-winning author Judy Sierra is celebrating the release of her new picture book, The Great Dictionary Caper, with a blog tour. Blog tours allow authors/illustrators, students, educators and book lovers to connect “virtually” through interviews on websites, podcasts, blog sites and on-line radio shows. The Great Dictionary Caper has already received starred reviews from Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, and Booklist.
“As a long-time word nerd and dictionary fanatic, I’ve always dreamed of celebrating vocabulary in a picture book. Finally, I had a promising idea: liberate words from the tyranny of Noah Webster so they can party in Hollyword at LexiCon, and get together with their friends in an onomatopoeia marching band, a Palindrome family reunion, a protest march of words without rhymes, and so forth,” said Sierra. “It is my fondest hope that this picture book will spread a love of words to children everywhere.”
★ “Teachers will have a field day with this wordplay; this caper is clever, capricious, and cunning.”
– Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW
★ “Bored with sitting in a dictionary ‘day in, day out,’ the words make a break for it and organize a parade which…introduces linguistics terminology in just about the most playful way possible.”
– Publisher’s Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
★ “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
About the Author – Judy Sierra
JUDY SIERRA is the author of many award-winning books for children including the bestselling Wild About Books, illustrated by Marc Brown, and The Sleepy Little Alphabet, illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Ms. Sierra holds a PhD in folklore and mythology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is renowned for her books about storytelling. She lives with her husband in Portland, Oregon. For more information, please check her website: JudySierra.net.
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