We all know Roget as the word man, but he clearly was one brilliant man who loved all sorts of things, words among them. Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet captured that in their latest release, The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus. The authors’ approach presents Roget’s lifelong passion for word lists as well as much more. She communicates just why such lists are so worthwhile by having Roget answer his mother’s questions with a single word and then mull over what better ones there might be. This playful and interesting information came from the blog, Educating Alice, in their post, “Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet’s The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus.” Like me, the author of this particular blog post loves word and word play.
This book review easily convinced me to put this particular selection in my virtual shopping cart, regardless of the fact that it was intended for children. So was Dr. Seuss, and I doubt anyone wants to challenge me on the quality of that writing.
Melody K. Smith
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