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Our lives revolve around words. Words: More Than 300 Words to Discover, Imagine, and Read! inspired by Dr. Edward Fry's list of sight words are paired with striking and playful illustrations by internationally renowned designer and artist Christoph Niemann to deepen understanding, to enrich, and to enlighten those learning to read and write English, whether they be children or adults.
This compilation of more than 300 words and pictures encourages reading, fuels the imagination, and offers hours of decoding fun. Christoph Niemann has illustrated each word with a picture that challenges readers to make connections and puzzle out meaning in a playful way. Homophones, basic punctuation, and an assortment of silly and unusual words are also included to delineate the eighteen sections of the book.
Check out the cute book trailer below.
Christoph Niemann is also the creator of the picture books Subway, The Pet Dragon, and The Police Cloud, as well as the blog Abstract City at www.newyorktimes.com. He has illustrated covers for the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and the New York Times Magazine. The artist lives with his family in Berlin, Germany, and New York City.
This book is thick at 352 pages. My 5 year old especially loves my 8 year old reading each and every word to her. Your children can even create their own stories or poems by combining words, images, and ideas they get from the book. A fabulous teaching tool for parents as well as elementary school teachers, and it could be useful for ESL programs. Includes an introduction and an index.