Hello Friday, Hello Poets,
Jan G. Annino is hosting our round-up today at Book Seed Studio. Make sure you visit her thoughtful, soulful, kind blog space for a poetry filler-up. She is a lifeforce of positivity that also writes.
Last year, I heard some buzz about a new book by Tara Lazar, Absurd Words. A Kid's Fun and Hilarious Vocabulary Builder for Future Word Nerds (2022. Sourcebooks eXplore).
You might recognize Lazar's name from her many other award-winning books, blog Writing for Kids While Raising Them, especially Storystorm--a January brainstorm for picture book writers (although I've used the daily prompts for poem writing).
Like any good school librarian, I asked my public library to order a copy so I could see it in person before purchasing it.
I love Absurd Words! This book nudged me hard toward choosing WORD as my O-L-W for 2023.
First, like all of Lazar's books, this book is funny! The table of contents offers Word Squads instead of chapters in bright, middle-grade-friendly colors and topics. See the humorous figurative language and turns of phrases?
|See Kirkus' Five Star Review