Another fabulous story about the power of words! You know these types of books are my absolute favorite, and this year’s release, Lexie the Word Wrangler written by Rebecca Van Slyke with illustrations by Jessie Hartland, is absolutely darling – a fun, fresh cowgirl spin on the alphabet and the meaning of words.
In Lexie the Word Wrangler, Lexie is the best Word Wrangler West of the Mississippi. She watches over baby letters as they develop into words, she ties short words together to create long ones, she ties words together to form sentences and then she throws sentences together to create paragraphs– and stories! But what happens when letters and words go missing? Lexie realizes she has a word rustler to contend with– and she must track him down before he creates a ruckus!
Lexie the Word Wrangler is creative wordplay at its best, and it will undoubtedly have kids mesmerized by the manner in which a word’s definition can change so drastically by the addition (or removal) of a single letter. It is action packed, with engaging childlike illustrations begging to be pored over due to the unique details highlighting the words used on every page. Add to this Van Slyke’s usage of compound words and anagrams, and it makes for a fabulous complement to any lesson on the component parts of words, vocabulary, and creative writing. Two trunks up!
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