Elbert’s Bad Word: Audrey Wood

Elbert’s Bad Word

Author: Audrey Wood
Illustrator: Audrey and Don Wood
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Publication Year: 1988
Brief Summary: Elbert hears a bad word at a party and gets in trouble for using it.  Desperate to get rid of it, he seeks the help of a wizard.

Awards, Honors and Prizes:

 Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:
  • Why do you think the illustrator draws the bad word like a little dustball?  What did he mean when the bad word hides in Elbert’s pocket, shrinks, or gets larger?
  • The adults in this book have strict rules about bad words.  What are some kind of rules you have at home? at school? at church?

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc. N/A

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library

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