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The Weighty Word Book by Paul M. Levitt

The Weighty Word Book

by Paul M. Levitt, Elissa S. Guralnick (Author)

Other authors: Janet Stevens (Illustrator)

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Provides unusual words defined from A to Z. Uses ridiculous puns that will bring peals of laughter to the young at heart.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0826345557, Hardcover)

"[The Weighty Word Book] will appeal to kids who want to sound as smart as they are. It offers a clever, funny way to introduce new words into the vocabulary. . . . There's one word for every letter of the alphabet--wait until you see what they do with dogmatic, juxtapose and zealot."--The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

"Each of these twenty-six short stories takes an elaborate, circuitous path that leads to a 'weighty' one-word punch line. . . . It's a creative and humorous approach to vocabulary building, and a natural lead in to having students create their own tall tales with multisyllabic conclusions."--School Library Journal

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Provides definitions for twenty-six vocabulary words from "abasement" to "zealot" with stories containing puns that provide mnemonic devices for remembering the definitions.

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