Even in the age of spell check and Google's incredible intuition (Did you mean...?), spelling still matters. When our heroine Beatrice learns to spell, well, she just can't quit. She spells 24-7 (almost). With the help of her grandma, she spells over town, but when she tries to start a spelling club at school, her friends just aren't interested. Poor Beatrice is so disappointed that she stops spelling for a whole week. But when it's her turn for Show and Tell, she decides to turn it into Show and SPELL as she tells the class about her pet T-A-R-A-N-T-U-L-A Rose. Well, pretty soon everyone wants to get in on the act! Spelling is the new playground trend! This word-wild picture book introduces kids to the joys of spelling and to a bunch of rich, vocabulary-building WOW words. (Early elementary grades 1 through 3)
Illustrations by Giselle Potter. 40p. Published by Farrar/Margaret Ferguson. 2013.
Joanne Zienty is a school librarian, teacher, reader, writer and published author who firmly believes there are so many good books and not enough time to read them!