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I know some Big Words.
I'll teach them to you.
Although you are small,
you can use Big Words too.
Big Words aren't scary.
They're big fun to learn.
I was taught once
and now it's your turn.
The eighth hilarious picture book by the #1 New York Times bestselling team of Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell helps little people communicate in a big person's world. With grown-up words like cooperate, respect, patience and considerate, a big, boisterous and zany family celebrates the power of language and discovers that words—big or little—are the bridge that connects us all.About the Author
Jamie Lee Curtis loves big words but doesn't know how to spell many of them. She adores her family life, which includes the amazing Annie, the miraculous Tom and the hilarious and loving Christopher. She advocates for children around the world and appreciates her friends, family and colleagues. She lives in stunning and sunny southern California with her rotund dog, Frances.
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PreSchool-Grade 2—Throughout the trials and errors of growing up, children are bound to hear some big words from the adults around them—words that are big in size and in meaning. In rhyming verse, Curtis explains some of these important terms and just when young listeners might encounter them. "If you need some time/to just be alone,/for doing weird dancing,/to sit still as stone,/if someone is there/and you need to pee,/then say loud and clear, 'Hey, I need PRIVACY!'" Through the course of an average day, the spunky multicultural siblings depicted in Cornell's childlike watercolors encounter many other concepts, including "consequence," "cooperate," "appropriate," "patience," "family," "respect," and "love." Each word is highlighted in hand lettering by the illustrator. Some of the verses are awkwardly worded in order to complete the rhyme, but the author's fans are unlikely to care. More notably, Curtis once again demonstrates her trademark sensibility for childhood's simultaneously awkward and silly moments while focusing on the positive values learned from these experiences. Cornell keeps the tone ever lighthearted with her charmingly busy illustrations. This is a solid addition to any picture-book collection and a must-have where the author has a strong following.—Jayne Damron, Farmington Community Library, MI
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This is an okay rhyming book. Definitely below the best of Seuess (maybe even below like mediocre Seuss), but better than a lot of what's up there. Read morePublished 6 months ago by booknosh
My favorite children's book!! I now give it as a baby shower gift!! "Cooperation " is Granma's favorite word!!Published 6 months ago by Eugene barbee
Bought this for my grandson who already has an unbelievable vocabulary for a 2-year-old; however, the book doesn't really keep his interest. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Avid Reader
The Jamie Lee Curtis books are so great! Our daughter loves them. "Today I feel Silly" is one of her favorites. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Crisco
Use this in our developmental psychology lab at the university - excellent and stimulating book.
The drawings are funny and vivid and the words are great words for... Read more