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Double-Talk: Word Sense and Nonsense

Zora & David Aiken. Illustrated by David Aiken

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Age level: Picture Book: Ages 0-6


Double-Talk: Word Sense & Nonsense invites children to explore homophones and shows them that words can be fun. Pairs of deliberately ambiguous words are presented in rhyming verse and illustrations across thirteen double-page spreads. On each spread, the words may sound the same, but they are used to describe two very different images. Readers must study the art to see how the words relate to the pictures. Serious or silly? Sense or nonsense? Either way, the readers will learn to study words more carefully. With the simple surprises spelled out in the illustrations, the "I-get-it!" smile grows into a full-body giggle. This laughter-inducing book is ideal for young readers and the adults that love them. Picture book–ages 0-6.

Size: 9 1/8" x 8 1/8" | 32 color illustrations | 32 pp
ISBN13: 9780764339622

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David and Zora Aiken have collaborated on eight books, including three for children. They live on a sailboat and meander along coastal and inland waterways gathering material for their work.