Shona has always loved words. She even has her very own strange word thesaurus! When she and her classmates learn that some languages are dying out, Miss Bates tasks them with becoming top-class word detectives, proving to themselves and their families that there are many beautiful languages still thriving, even within their own classroom.
Information for Adults: This book has a dyslexia-friendly layout, typeface and paperstock so that even more readers can enjoy it. It has been edited to a reading age of 7. It features a removable ‘super-readable’ sticker.
Paperback: 72 pages
Dimensions: 19.7 x 0.9 x 13.2 cm
Written by: John Agard
Illustrated by: Michael Broad
About the Author:
John Agard is an acclaimed poet, playwright and author. He grew up in British Guiana (now Guyana) and says his love of words began with cricket commentary on the radio. His accolades include the Paul Hamlyn Award for Poetry, the Cholmondeley Award and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. He now lives in East Sussex.