13 Words

13 Words

Book - 2010
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A dog attempts to cheer up his friend, a despondent bird, in a tale that introduces a series of words from "baby" to "haberdashery."
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061664663
0061664669
9780061664656
0061664650
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Kalman, Maira - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Thirteen words

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joehobson
Apr 01, 2016

beautiful absurdity that trusts in the intelligence of children and their ability to appreciate language

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juliemail
Oct 08, 2014

This was a funny book! The video was very good, too

tamarav Mar 19, 2014

Really fun book: I never thought I'd see a 3 year old saying "haberdashery" and "despondent!"

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rainymom
Mar 06, 2014

My 4 year old daughter LOVES this book, and so do I. I read it to her quite a bit. Its.... jazzy. Its got *panache*. Both the story and the illustrations are unexpected. I just wish I could sing better so that my older kids wouldn't cover their ears every time I get to the mezzo-soprano's song!

JCLSarahA Aug 24, 2013

You gotta love Lemony Snicket. Who else would write a picture book for young kids introducing words like "mezzo-soprano" and "panache"? The illustrations by Maira Kalman are perfectly, wonderfully matched to his story, and open up such a great opportunity for imagination and creativity to take hold for the reader or young listener. If I still had little ones at home this would be on our favorites shelf!

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bino911
Apr 30, 2013

Love this book and so does my nearly 2 year old daughter. Totally different to any other children's book I have come across. It's unexpected, and a little surreal in places. Great choice of words like haberdashery and despondent. Very cool.

OranguTang Nov 15, 2010

Wasn't impressed. I can't think of any child that would like this book read to them. It's just 13 random words crammed into a storyline. I love Lemony Snicket but maybe he should stick to chapter books.

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rainymom
Mar 06, 2014

rainymom thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 7

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ctwyford
Jul 03, 2013

ctwyford thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 7

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