The Word Snoop by Ursula Dubosarsky

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Meet the Word Snoop. She?s dashing and daring and witty as can be?and no one knows more about the evolution of the English language than she does. Luckily, she?s spilling her secrets in this gem of a book. From the first alphabet in 4000 BC, to anagrams, palindromes, and modern-day text messages, readers will learn all about the fascinating twists and turns our fair language has taken to become what it is today. With playful black-and-white illustrations, riddles to solve, and codes to break, The Word Snoop is definitive proof that words can spark the imagination and are anything but dull. This is a book for every aspiring writer, and every true reader.


About Ursula Dubosarsky

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URSULA DUBOSARSKY is the author of another picture book, Rex, and the middle grade novel The Red Shoe. She lives in Sydney, Australia. ANDREW JOYNER lives and works at his home in Strathalbyn, Australia. This is his first picture book.
Published July 9, 2009 by Dial. 276 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, History. Non-fiction

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Fascinating facts about words and the English language abound in this giddy Australian import (The Word Spy, 2008), narrated by the exuberant “Word Snoop,” who discloses her discoveries to her “dear readers” in a chatty, conspiratorial style.

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Using word puzzles, codes, puns and a wealth of information, Australian author Dubosarsky (The Red Shoe ) explores the enigma that is the English language.

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