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Book of "50 Cent Words"
Old 05-03-2007, 09:21 AM
 
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I cannot remember the title of this book (and I don't think it was "50 Cent Words"), but I'll describe it and see if someone doesn't recognize it:

It is a book that takes big, complicated words and turns them into a funny story that illustrates the meaning. Each word took up two pages, I think with a big picture that illustrated the story. Here are the ones I remember:

Paradox = Parrot-Ox, the story of the unlikely combination of an animal that was part parrot, part ox

Dogmatic = Dog mat tick, the story of a tick who stubbornly wanted to live on the dog mat and not the dog

Truculent = Truck Hugh Lent, the story of a truck that Hugh lent to someone

There was another that had a glass house, I think. My 8th grade teacher read this book to us a couple of times a week and we LOVED it. As you can see, I can still remember a lot although it was 10 years ago. I got to talking about this one day and some of my colleagues are interested in this book. Can anyone help me find it?

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Please let me know if someone finds the answer for you. I've been telling the Dog Mat Tick story to my kids for a few years now, but I can't remember the name of the book I read it in!!

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Old 06-08-2007, 01:38 PM
 
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The Weighty Word Book (Hardcover)


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I was searching for this!
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We learned these words when I was in fifth grade and I am now going to school to be a teacher and was searching for this book for my Education class. I am so glad you posted this because this is how I found my answer!
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