Big Words for Little People
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Big Words for Little People

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by Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Cornell
     
 

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I know some Big Words.
I'll teach them to you.
Although you are small,
you can use Big Words too.

Big Words aren't scary.
They're big fun to learn.
I was taught once and now it's your turn.

The eighth hilarious picture book by the #1 New York Times bestselling team of Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell helps little people communicate in a

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Overview

I know some Big Words.
I'll teach them to you.
Although you are small,
you can use Big Words too.

Big Words aren't scary.
They're big fun to learn.
I was taught once and now it's your turn.

The eighth hilarious picture book by the #1 New York Times bestselling team of Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell helps little people communicate in a big person's world. With grown-up words like cooperate, respect, patience and considerate, a big, boisterous and zany family celebrates the power of language and discovers that words—big or little—are the bridge that connects us all.

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2

Throughout the trials and errors of growing up, children are bound to hear some big words from the adults around them-words that are big in size and in meaning. In rhyming verse, Curtis explains some of these important terms and just when young listeners might encounter them. "If you need some time/to just be alone,/for doing weird dancing,/to sit still as stone,/if someone is there/and you need to pee,/then say loud and clear, 'Hey, I need PRIVACY!'" Through the course of an average day, the spunky multicultural siblings depicted in Cornell's childlike watercolors encounter many other concepts, including "consequence," "cooperate," "appropriate," "patience," "family," "respect," and "love." Each word is highlighted in hand lettering by the illustrator. Some of the verses are awkwardly worded in order to complete the rhyme, but the author's fans are unlikely to care. More notably, Curtis once again demonstrates her trademark sensibility for childhood's simultaneously awkward and silly moments while focusing on the positive values learned from these experiences. Cornell keeps the tone ever lighthearted with her charmingly busy illustrations. This is a solid addition to any picture-book collection and a must-have where the author has a strong following.-Jayne Damron, Farmington Community Library, MI

Kirkus Reviews
Curtis's celebration of language is also a vehicle to teach young children how behaviors can affect communication. Whether a little one needs privacy in the bathroom or must deal with a consequence for exploding bubble gum in class, learning to be responsible and considerate helps one to cooperate. Clear, example-filled definitions balanced with Cornell's energetic drawings of active multiethnic children in familiar, everyday scenarios will have little ones developing their vocabulary with multisyllabic words like persevere and stupendous as they absorb the traditional golden rule of treating everyone with respect. Curtis concludes her theme with the one word all children understand, love, a little word with a huge significance. A gracefully appropriate addition to the duo's superb collection. (Picture book. 3-6)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061127595
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/09/2008
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
111,765
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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