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Ounce Dice Trice by Alastair Reid
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Ounce Dice Trice

by Alastair Reid

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... [a] marvelous exploration of the nooks and crannies of language, real and imagined, through obscure, esoteric, and invented words for familiar things that are as mind-bending as they are tongue-twisting...
Reid writes to his young readers
"if you grow to love words for their own sake, you will begin to collect words yourself, and you will be grateful, as I am, to all the people who collect odd words and edit odd dictionaries, out of sheer astonishment and affection."
  Bookshuffler | Jan 10, 2018 |
not in CLAN
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 5, 2016 |
Superbly quirky fun with words - and meant to be read aloud.
Many, many thanks to our children's librarian for pulling this for Z. ( )
  beckydj | Mar 31, 2013 |
Poetry and word play with line drawing illustrations.
Would use as poetry mentor text.
  Perednia | Jul 30, 2011 |
A gift to those who love words, the sound, shape, emotional vibe, and FUN of words. This would be a great way to kick off a session about nonsense words or descriptive language.
  scducharme | Apr 30, 2010 |
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A collection of old and new words features words to be said in singing moods, words for times of day, and rude names for nitwits, and defines such words as gongoozler, tantony, and cosse.

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