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A Hole is to Dig

by Ruth Krauss

Other authors: Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)

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Nursery school children's "definitions" of everyday objects reveal their different view of the world in a humorous way.
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  JamesLemons | Apr 29, 2020 |
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  ME_Dictionary | Mar 19, 2020 |
This book contains "definitions" of words based on the author's conversations with kindergartners. You can very easily see how these conversations veered into different word associations (as conversations with very young children often do). For example, "Hands are to make things. Hands are to eat with. A tablespoon is to eat a table with." It's a cute concept but beyond a quick 'aw, that's sweet' response from adults, I don't see a ton of value in this title. I would be hesitant to use it with young children as they might not get the conceit and would walk around with incorrect definitions in their heads. The black-and-white illustrations by Sendak are charming, which is a plus. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Mar 20, 2018 |
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