The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter

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In this Parents' Choice Gold Award–winning book, Selig collects words, ones that stir his heart (Mama!) and ones that make him laugh (giggle). But what to do with so many luscious words? After helping a poet find the perfect words for his poem (lozenge, lemon, and licorice), he figures it out: His purpose is to spread the word to others. And so he begins to sprinkle, disburse, and broadcast them to people in need.


About Roni Schotter

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Roni Schotter is the award-winning author of many picture books for children, including "Nothing Ever Happens On 90th Street"; " The Boy Who Loved Words"; "Mama, I'll Give You the World"; and "In the Piney Woods". She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, with her family. Cyd Moore is the illustrator of many picture books, among them the best-selling I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt and its sequel, It's Time for School, Stinky Face. She lives in Beverly Hills, Michigan.
Published June 26, 2013 by Schwartz & Wade. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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you’ll know that Selig is near.” Schotter’s words are enlivened by Potter’s distinctively naïve figures, all placed in settings in which words and labels are scattered about in a way that invites close inspection and promotes purposeful inquiry.

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Rather than play ball or hang out with friends, Selig prefers jotting down words that appeal to him on slips of paper (his "pockets positively brimmed with words").

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The genie's ensuing reply sends Selig on his way, prepared to find purpose in his life.What Selig discovers on his journey is that words don't belong tucked away.

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The words in the text are included in a glossary, but many of the words in the pictures are not, so their meanings will need to be tracked down.

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