Boy you can say that again! This reference book from Usborne offers a unique and entertaining approach to helping young writers perform their best.
The first pages cover how to use the book: using a thesaurus, knowing types of words (noun, verb, adjective, adverb and preposition), and using topic pages. This is followed by lists of words in 70 interesting subject categories ranging from feelings to noises to food to Vikings. For example, to write about size turn to the Size Words page which is illustrated with goofy looking monsters of all shapes, colors and sizes. Here’s an example from that page:
After that there are a few helpful writing tips on comparisons, scene setting, characters, and conversation. This advice will help writers create some stellar stories. Then it’s time for fun with a good friend playing one of the suggested word games that follows.
And for thesaurus users who prefer a more traditional approach the Word Finder at the end of the book is an alphabetical listing of words and their alternatives.
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