Inspired by Merriam-Webster's popular Word of the Day digital feature, this book builds knowledge one day at a time with 366 masterful words, ages 8-12. Become a word virtuoso in just one year with 366 crackerjack words aimed to impress. This charmingly illustrated book features boffo words selected by the masterminds at Merriam-Webster to highlight the English language and its odd and unexpected history. The book can be purchased any time of the year; it's not dated by year. Each month contains an introduction, one word per day individually or in thematic groups plus an end-of-the-month story that includes all of the words. With 12 Free Downloadable audio stories! Each Word features clear and helpful illustrations for readers and are introduced with a pronunciation guide, definition and interesting trivia about the world. Delightfully challenging and surprising words will convert even the most vocabulary-resistant middle schoolers (and grown-ups, too) into passionate logophiles. The 1.2 million Word of the Day subscribers will be a target audience for marketing The audio will be available as a download through the QR codes printed in the book, and also as a separate audio collection.
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My career revolves around words, and I have been sharing daily words with others for years. So, it should come as no surprise that I was very excited to check out this book. I love it! It's so much fun and a must-read for word nerds!
I LOVE this book! We have only been through a few days of it, but already my kids are learning new words! As a total word nerd, as I was scrolling through it, it got me downright giddy!
This is a fun, cheerfully illustrated book for kids that are around 8-12. Some words will not be new for a lot of kids this age but others are great ones to add to their vocabularies (and a lot will be new even to grown ups!). Examples of words: mayhem, woebegone, docile, glitch, squeamish, avuncular and panache. Great fun and recommended. I read a temporary digital ARC of this book via Net Galley.
I love this book! It has a great variety of words, some of which are somewhat more common than others. Many of the words are just fun to say, and kids will like learning the words and using them. Each word includes a short little explanation or story to go along with it to help in remembering the word. This books makes expanding kids' vocabularies fun.
So much fun! Perfect for first thing in the morning, at dinner, or right before bed. Help your kids learn a new word each day. Some are interesting (spelunking) and some are hilarious (tomfoolery and fussbudget) all are a great conversation starter. I love any books that can get your kids talking.
A fun book to teach kids a huge variety of new words. A new word is featured with an illustration for each day of the year. This would be great for children in upper elementary school. Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC.
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day: 366 Elevating Utterances to Stretch Your Cranium and Tickle Your Humerus by Sue Macy was inspired by Merriam-Webster's popular Word of the Day digital feature. This book builds knowledge one day at a time with 366 masterful words. Each Word features clear and helpful illustrations for readers and are introduced with a pronunciation guide, definition and interesting trivia about the world. Each month contains an introduction, one word per day individually or in thematic groups plus an end-of-the-month story that includes all of the words. It includes 12 Free Downloadable audio stories. The audio will be available as a download through the QR codes printed in the book, and also as a separate audio collection. Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day is a charmingly illustrated collection of words to learn and use. I like that it is not year dependent, so it can be shared or revisited. I liked the trivia and information that was with the words, and they way that themes and monthly wrap ups are used to bring everything together. I think this collection will appeal to upper elementary school students through adults, to word nerds and smart alecks alike. I could see this being a great addition to family or classroom traditions since it can easily be both fun and educational. This would be perfect as part of a holiday gift for the right person.