Weighty Words, Too by Paul M. LevittWeighty Words, Too by Paul M. Levitt

Weighty Words, Too

byPaul M. Levitt, Elissa S. Guralnick, Douglas A. Burger

Hardcover | April 15, 2009

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These are five of the twenty-six words, one for each letter of the alphabet, that appear in Weighty Words, Too. As with the earlier Weighty Word Book, the stories, often fanciful, help young readers build their vocabularies.

"Hibernate" tells the tale of Nathaniel, a very energetic Canadian bear, who plays in the snow with the other bears. Soon all the bears tire and want to sleep, with the exception of Nate. "He's hyper," one grizzly bear observes. "If it's winter sleep you want," advises Nathaniel, "then I suggest you do the opposite from me, hyper Nate." So, whenever animals sleep through the winter, think of "hyper Nate," and you will remember the word HIBERNATE.

Paul M. Levitt teaches in the department of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is also the author of Chin Music: A Novel of the Jazz Age and numerous books for younger readers and scholars. Elissa S. Guralnick is professor of English, College of Music, at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Douglas A. Burger is associa...
Title:Weighty Words, TooFormat:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 9.3 × 9.28 × 0.57 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:University of New Mexico PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826345581

ISBN - 13:9780826345585

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 9