Synopses & Reviews
Sage has misheard and misunderstood one of Mrs. Page's weekly vocabulary words. Her error leads to a humbling catastrophe:
a momentous tragedy, in front of the entire class. Can Sage turn her vocabulary disaster:
an event bringing great misfortune, into a triumph:
a true success?
Anyone who has ever been daunted: discouraged or disheartened, by a mere word in the dictionary will cheer wildly: in a manner lacking all restraint, as Sage transforms embarrassment into victory in Debra Frasier's touching story of loving--and mistaking--our glorious language.
[set star] "There are delightful surprises on every page of this charmer. It is sure to be a favorite that will be read again and again."--Kirkus Reviews (starred)"This inventive picture book is a spelling book, a vocabulary book, a game book, and a costume book all rolled into one."--School Library Journal
When Sages spelling and definition of a word reveal her misunderstanding of it to her classmates, she is at first embarrassed but then uses her mistake as inspiration for the vocabulary parade. Full color.
A riotous vocabulary calamity!
About the Author
DEBRA FRASIER'S debut picture book, On the Day You Were Born, has become a perennial classic for welcoming new babies and celebrating families. Her other books include Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster, A Birthday Cake is No Ordinary Cake, The Incredible Water Show, and Out of the Ocean. She was born and raised on the Atlant