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:
- Children’s Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 ; H.W. Wilson
- Children’s Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 ; H.W. Wilson
- 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