Is That a Word?: From AA to ZZZ, the Weird and Wonderful Language of SCRABBLE

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Scrabble® aficionados may know that both "Brr" and "Brrr" are legitimate plays, but what about everyday names like Peter, Carl, and Marge? They're not listed as proper nouns, but they are certainly playable. For lovers of Scrabble®, Bananagrams®, and Words with Friends®, this lively guide helps readers make the most out of word games, packed with new ways to remember the best words alongside tips for improving game play and much more. Part strategy guide and part celebration of all things wordy, this collection ...
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Overview

Scrabble® aficionados may know that both "Brr" and "Brrr" are legitimate plays, but what about everyday names like Peter, Carl, and Marge? They're not listed as proper nouns, but they are certainly playable. For lovers of Scrabble®, Bananagrams®, and Words with Friends®, this lively guide helps readers make the most out of word games, packed with new ways to remember the best words alongside tips for improving game play and much more. Part strategy guide and part celebration of all things wordy, this collection of facts, tips, and surprising lists of playable words will instruct and delight the letterati.
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"4 stars" -LitPick
School Library Journal
Gr 6–9—Bukszpan begins with a well-researched history of the origins and evolution of Scrabble and then moves on to discuss words that can be used when playing the game. While admitting that the official Scrabble dictionary is the final authority, the author provides some unusual words and their backgrounds. The illustrations are few but are quaint and antique looking, as in old pen-and-ink sketches. The book describes mutations of the game as well as records that have been set and includes useful lists, curious facts, and a Scrabblish dictionary. Because of the amount of information to be taken in, the book is best digested slowly and used alongside the Scrabble board.—Cynde Suite, Bartow County Library System, Adairsville, GA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452108247
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 9/19/2012
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 209,496
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

David Bukszpan is a freelance book publicist and co-creator of the literary t-shirt jersey line, Novel-T. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Dave Hopkins is an illustrator whose work has appeared in magazines from The Economist to MOJO. He lives in the UK.

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  • Posted January 3, 2013

    Great reference for avid Scrabble players - a few questionable pages.

    I gave this book as a gift to my sister-in-law who plays Scrabble with her mom. I didn't look at the entire book but it looked to be an great inspiriation for new words to play. Apparently I didn't look at the book close enough because when my mother opened the book she opened right to the page listing words of a sexual nature. Then she turned the page and was confronted with a list of medications for sexual disfunction that are allowed in playing Scrabble. My mother asked her what kind of Scrabble she played. Are there not enough other words in the English language that you can't win at Scrabble unless you have a few sex oreinted words up your sleeve? That is my only gripe. Otherwise it was an interesting book and resource.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    wonderful word book

    I am in love with the bananagram game. I bought this book to tell me about very unusual words. A must have for anyone who is interested in strange words.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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