“I never really aimed, intended, plannedto eat a thesaurus. It just sort of
developed, happened, occurred.”
Boris Ate a Thesaurus is a story about a young boy who eats a thesaurus and suddenly starts speaking in synonyms. It isn’t long before Boris becomes the most celebrated, famous, popular kid in the world. He even gets invited to meet the President and deliver a big, giant, huge speech to the nation.
But, what happens when Boris’ words suddenlybegin to disappear, evaporate, vanish? Will he disappoint, fail, let down his country? Or, will Boris swallow his pride and eat another thesaurus?
|Publisher:||Super Senses Productions|
|Product dimensions:||10.10(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Neil Steven Klayman has a colossal, enormous, gigantic appetite for words. He is an award-winning advertising copywriter and has received honors for his creative work by the International Film & TV Festival of New York. He spent five years naming toys for Mattel, the world’s biggest toy company, where he earned the nickname “Namin Klayman”.
Neil has written and produced numerous plays in Los Angeles. He created and wrote the original sitcom, Nothing Personnel. The pilot was filmed before a live audience at the Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood and was showcased on Entertainment Tonight. His first published children’s book, Boris Ate A Thesaurus, received rave reviews from educators, parents and young readers. Neil is also the co-creator and co-host of the world’s first-ever live ThesaurusThon™ Event held at Barnes and Noble in Los Angeles before a sold-out audience.
Neil received a Master of Science Degree in mass communication from Boston University and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in psychology from Clark University.
Barry M. Chung has big, giant, huge experience as an art director and illustrator. He has created award-winning graphic and packaging design for best-selling children’s entertainment properties including Warner Bros., Disney, Nickelodeon, DC Entertainment and Fox.
A senior art director at Mattel Toys for ten years, Barry developed creative merchandising and design concepts for such popular toy lines as Harry Potter, Batman, Sponge Bob Squarepants, Yu-gi-oh and Hot Wheels. Barry’s first illustrated children’s book, Boris Ate A Thesaurus, became a smash hit with teachers, parents and students. He is also the co-creator and co-host of the world’s first-ever live ThesaurusThon™ Event, where two exemplary elementary schools faced off in the ultimate synonym showdown.
Barry is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach where
he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in industrial and entertainment design. His background includes character and prop design and storyboards for film, television and advertising.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is about a boy who eats a thesaurus and is now using multiple examples of words in each sentence as if he were reciting all of the synonyms for each word. It could be use in an elementary classroom to introduce a thesaurus and synonyms. Cute and fun way to teach the concept!
As a teacher, I found Boris to be an excellent way to teach the California Standard for synonyms through literature. The students were captivated by the language and the evolving story line. The illustrations are colorful and full of expressive characters. This book is great way to introduce synonyms and the publisher provides supplemental worksheets at their website for discussion and independent practice. This book (a soon to be classic) is a must have for any primary teacher's classroom library. It is also a fun way to encourage vocabulary development for non or limited English speaking students.
This book is a really fun and educational book for kids of all ages. The story is funny, entertaining and upbeat. It's easy to become a fan of Boris. The concept is so catchy you'll be thinking of synonyms for evething!