The Very Inappropriate Word

The Very Inappropriate Word

Book - 2013
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Michael loves collecting words, especially those that are unusual, and knowing that one of his new words is naughty does not stop him from sharing it with his friends at school.
Publisher: New York : Christy Ottaviano Books, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805094749
Branch Call Number: E TOBIN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Coverly, Dave - Illustrator

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SPL_Childrens Mar 13, 2014

Michael loved words. He found them fascinating, so he collected words just as someone else might collect jokes or marbles.

Michael found words in many places: on signs, in books, on television, at baseball practice and at school. His favourites were little words that meant big things (such as “vast”) and big words that meant little things (eg. “smithereens”).

At night, he would take his words home and put them in a big box under his bed.

One morning on the school bus, Michael heard a brand new word … a very interesting word. What was also interesting was the shocked reaction of his older sister when he repeated it to her. “Michael! That is a very inappropriate word!”

Michael hid the word in his pocket.

However, the next day at school he couldn’t resist taking out the word and sharing it with his friends. Suddenly the very inappropriate word seemed to be everywhere! It was in the classroom, in the school and on the playground … and each time it was repeated, it sounded even more inappropriate!

The sensible approach taken with “the word” by Michael’s teacher concludes this amusing, instructive story in a very satisfactory way.

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hacks
Jan 06, 2014

i bet he gets detention ALL the time

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SPL_Childrens Mar 13, 2014

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 7

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