Thirteen words do a story make. How do you get from a bird to a mezzo-soprano? Open the covers of 13 Words!
What I thought: Loved it! The story is funny and interesting. The illustrations are bright and colorful. I love the concept of the story. My favorite spelling exercise back in grade school was to use all our spelling words in a story. This book could definitely inspire writers young and old. I love that some of the words are unusual and complex (e.g., despondent, haberdashery).
(Illus. Maira Kalman. Harper, 2010)