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The Boy Who Loved Words

by Roni Schotter

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Summary:
This is a cute story about a boy who collects words but is told it is a useless hobby. He finds a way to show that is hobby is actually very useful.

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This book would be great for a mini-lesson on using interesting language in writing or for keeping track of words in a writers notebook.. Burning questions would be a fun talk to have with students about this book. Students provide questions they would like to ask the author/illustrator. ( )
  mrspriest | Jul 8, 2014 |
I really like this book for both the use of vocab words and the message they carry and their use. ( )
  mccandlessn | Mar 21, 2014 |
Selig was different than most people who collect things. He collected something unique, he collected words! He sometimes got made fun of by the others in his school. One night Selig had a dream which made him want to go find his mission. He came across a poet who made a poem of all Selig's words. Selig finally realized that his mission was to share and spread his words! This is great to use when teaching about words and writing. It inspires children to use different words. ( )
  jaimie919 | Mar 20, 2013 |
Selig loved words and could collected them as a kid. Then one day his words flew all over the town and magically they changed the world. People began treating other kindly and inspired writers. At the end of the story he finds himself a wife, "it was love at first listen." They spent the rest of their days inspiring others.

This was recommended by The Complete Third Year, a teaching book I love. I previewed it and thought it was a bit over the top for my third graders. The words are very advanced, and great for gifted kids. It just didn't vibe with me, a bit too uneventful. ( )
  missbrandysue | Aug 26, 2012 |
Why wouldn't any teacher want a book within their classroom that encourages curiosity in reading and writing and instills a love for words in their students? I think this is a good book for children to read because it shows them a side of things they've probably not experience much... who actually loves words other than teachers (so they think)? This shows that anyone can enjoy language. This could be used in an English classroom extremely easily. Great for language arts classes. ( )
  KimberlyRagsdale | Dec 1, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375836012, Hardcover)

In this Parents' Choice Gold Award–winning book, Selig collects words, ones that stir his heart (Mama!) and ones that make him laugh (giggle). But what to do with so many luscious words? After helping a poet find the perfect words for his poem (lozenge, lemon, and licorice), he figures it out: His purpose is to spread the word to others. And so he begins to sprinkle, disburse, and broadcast them to people in need.

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Selig, who loves words and copies them on pieces of paper that he carries with him, goes on a trip to discover his purpose. Words. Selig collects them, ones that stir his heart (Mama!) and ones that make him laugh (giggle). But what to do with so many luscious words? After helping a poet find the perfect words for his poem (lozenge, lemon, and licorice), he figures it out: His purpose is to spread the word to others. And so he begins to sprinkle, disburse, and broadcast them to people in need.… (more)

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