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The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus (original 2014; edition 2014)

by Jen Bryant (Author), Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)

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Member:Virginiaaaa
Title:The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
Authors:Jen Bryant (Author)
Other authors:Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
Info:Eerdmans Books for Young Readers (2014), 42 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:***1/2
Tags:Silbert Award Winners, thesaurus, Peter Roget, synonyms

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The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant (2014)

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This is a children’s biography book that takes readers on a journey through shy Peter Roget’s life and his fascination with words. Peter is a different kind of author; he likes to write lists of words. These lists are marvelously illustrated throughout the book. During his life, Peter always searched for the right words to use and found companionship and comfort in his lists and books. Throughout his life, Peter had many accomplishments, but what he is most notable for is his creation of the thesaurus. I would recommend this book to students in second grade through early middle school. Teachers could use this book as an engaging way to introduce synonyms, study word choice, build vocabulary, and learn how to use a thesaurus. Students could even refer back to this book to gain insight into different words to describe their own emotions. ( )
  TiffanySpanos | Nov 15, 2017 |
"The Right Word: Roget and his Thesaurus" by Jen Bryant is about a boy named Peter Roget who loves making lists of new words that he learns. Peter's family moved often, and his mom was always questioning him about his scribbles. Words amazed Peter. There were so many different ways to describe the things that he felt and places that he went. He wished that there was a place where he, and many others, could find the right word for every occasion. Before long, Peter became a doctor and popular author of the English Thesaurus.

This book is a great way to introduce synonyms to young children in kindergarten or first grade. Teachers might encourage students to look up new words in a thesaurus whenever they write stories. ( )
  Virginiaaaa | Nov 15, 2017 |
In this book the author is talking about a young boy names Roget. He went through his whole life writing down words. He would find words that are the same as the ones that he wrote down. He was very shy and this was his way of expressing himself. Roget is the author of the thesaurus and is a very successful author. I feel that this book shows children that even their unique hobbies can turn out to be a wonderful thing. In this story it also shows students that how to make their stories or writing more interesting. I use a thesaurus after I write every paper and story because I know when a book has ecstatic instead of happy, I like it more. It is not a hard concept, but this book helps younger grades to understand it. ( )
  Kaitlin_villoutreix | Nov 14, 2017 |
Summary: This book is about a man named Peter Roget who made lists as he grew up. This boy grew up and published a thesaurus and became very successful.
Personal Reaction: This book bored me a bit but I think with all of he pictures, students of the right age group would enjoy it.
Classroom Extensions:
1. In the classroom, we could discuss the many reasons we are glad we have a thesaurus.
2. We could talk about how to read and navigate a thesaurus.
  kaseycook | Nov 9, 2017 |
The Right Word: Roget and his Thesaurus is an informational picture book that tells the story of Peter Roget (the man who published the first thesaurus for English words and phrases). The story itself is about his journey as a student and a word lover throughout his lifespan. Beautifully included on each of the pages is drawings, words, and phrases that are synonymous or related to what the text is saying. The book provides readers many different ways to say one word. ( )
  DominiqueStewart | Oct 12, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802853854, Hardcover)

For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions -- and it wasn’t long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn’t write stories; he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time.

Readers of all ages will marvel at Roget’s life, depicted through lyrical text and brilliantly detailed illustrations. This elegant book celebrates the joy of learning and the power of words.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:38 -0400)

The story of "shy young Peter Mark Roget, [for whom] books were the best companions--and it wasn't long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time"--Amazon.com.… (more)

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