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Wally the Wordworm

4.64  ·  Rating details ·  25 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Illustrated by Arnold Roth
Hardcover, first, 55 pages
Published 1964 by Macmillon
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Steven
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Found this at a library sale & thought it looked like a fun book to read to my kids. Great wordplay & fun illustrations, so much so I might keep it for myself!
Nancy
Nov 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book! Wally the Wordworm was tired of old words "that kept repeating themselves. They were good enough for a stupid worm, for a slow worm, for a worm who didn't care about real nourishment. But not good enough for Wally." So he "slithered and slathered And wiggled and waggled his way into" a dictionary and discovered - with glee! - all sorts of "New Words, BIG words...Words that s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d with sound and meaning...Words with strange faces that just look interesting". Words lik ...more
Petrea
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
A book worm who tires of the usual words for children--"the cat who is sitting on the mat" explores the dictionary--and other sources for "delicious" words, fun words, exciting words, long and short words. The illustrations help with words that might not be obvious--all in all it's a delightful read!
Knot (Claire-Edith) Telling
I read this book when I was a very, very small girl. It changed my life forever, and I'm not kidding. This book and its author, Clifton Fadiman, are in large measure responsible for the major joys of my life as a writer and translator.
Sem
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picturebooks
Brilliant.
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