Word Circus (Lighter Side of Language)

Word Circus (Lighter Side of Language)

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by Richard Lederer, Dave Morice
     
 

A fun and frolicking book of wordplay. Hundreds of acrostics, anagrams, palindromes, puns, riddles, and spoonerisms Presented in lively prose and light verse Features a chapter of skill-testing word games

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A fun and frolicking book of wordplay. Hundreds of acrostics, anagrams, palindromes, puns, riddles, and spoonerisms Presented in lively prose and light verse Features a chapter of skill-testing word games

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Sit on a potato pan, Otis! Lederer, an International Punster of the Year, conducts a dazzling circus of words, spinning the alphabet into acrostics, anagrams, grammagrams, kangaroo words, and every other conceivable manner of letter juggling. Once you've watched the three- ring show, you can try your skill at word games. Includes whimsical two-color illustrations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877793540
Publisher:
Merriam-Webster, Inc.
Publication date:
09/15/1998
Series:
Lighter Side of Language
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.29(w) x 7.28(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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Word Circus (Lighter Side of Language) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a student at Monmouth College enrolled in CLAS224/ Word Elements were are studing about origins of words and words themselves. This book has been a priceless tool, for any inspiring young teacher. This book The Word Circus by Richard Lederer dives into English in a fun and enjoyable way. The illustration are wonderful and the text is well written and though of. Word Circus¿s illustrations done by Dave Morice are shown in a humorous manner about Lederer strange and interesting definitions and examples using carne folk as his inspiration. Only Richard Lederer could make English a fun and enjoyable experience. Overall I enjoy the book. I give it four out five stars.