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Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen

Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen
2008-09 – Hardcover
Tundra Books (NY)

I have been a fan of words for a long time. And so it is that the title of this book might actually describe my growing years as well as my current life. I love words. I used to read the dictionary until quite recently. (Okay, I STILL read the dictionary! You mean, you just look up ONE word and stop there? I can’t imagine that!) I see a word and I try to pull it apart. I look for linguistic origins, I see root words, I hear it pronounced. I even try to unscramble it to create a new word, or other words. So, you see, this could possibly be MY book. Or it’s YOUR book. But somewhere along the way you’ve met word nerds, right? You probably have one in your family, or your classroom. This book is geared toward an older audience, 12 and up, but I suspect many an adult will appreciate this story. Take a look and see what you think.

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