I Scream Ice Cream! A Book of Wordles

1354919232When I was young, we had an ongoing joke in the classroom. For you to understand this, you need to know I’m Canadian and in school we all learned French because Canada is a bilingual country. It would get noisy outside in the hall so someone would, “Shut the door” and someone else would invariably respond, “I love you too.” Get it?

If you say “Shut the door” in an exotic accent, making the initial “sh” sound more like a “zh”, it sounds a lot like “Je t’adore” which is French for “I love you.” After reading Amy Krouse Rosenthal‘s picture book, I realize that was a wordle: “groups of words that sound exactly the same but mean different things.”

Amy’s wordles are much funnier and all in the English language, and they have fabulous illustrations by Serge Bloch.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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