This book is an engaging spotlight on WORDS - old and new, familiar and unusual, domestic and foreign - combining rhyme, and quotations, and whimsy! It is a way for young and old to have fun with language. Truly a "rhyming romp through the alphabet," it begins (appropriately enough) with "ab ovo." These fifty-two words are linked together with the author's personal insights and with commentary on their origins, examples of their use in literary quotations, and (of course) their meanings and pronunciations. Best of all, each is given its own original verse, lovingly and humorously created by author Susan Jones (aka Words'Worth). Each verse uses the selected word in context and gives the reader an entertaining new way of looking at the word and (better yet!) an increased chance of remembering it.
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About the Author
Susan Jones lives on an island in the Chesapeake, having migrated eastward from Portland, Oregon, via Minneapolis, Indianapolis, and Washington, DC. A professional musician and a librarian, she began writing "vocabulary verse" when (as a corporate librarian) she was asked to do a word-of-the-week service for fellow employees. This book is compiled from her collection (almost five hundred now!) of her verse.