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101 Weird Words (and Three Fakes): From Ambidextrous to Zugzwang
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David Astle
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101 Weird Words (and Three Fakes): From Ambidextrous to Zugzwang

David Astle


Allen & Unwin

Children's & Educational;
General knowledge & trivia (Children's&YA)


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101 Weird Words (and Three Fakes) is a mini-dictionary jam-packed with unusual or interesting words, followed by a fun and descriptive definition for each one. Filled with silly pictures and strange wordy facts, this is a book to sweep the reader through the alphabet from AMBIDEXTROUS (no repeated letters) to ZUGZWANG (not a place you want to visit), with a generous sprinkling of riddles, puzzles and bonus facts. For an extra challenge, try to spot the three fakes in the collection. Is it YARG - the cheese that turned its maker backwards? Or maybe JUFFLE - the semi-jig, semi-shuffle you do on a zebra crossing? Only a true word detective will crack the case!

By:   David Astle
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm, 
Weight:   130g
ISBN:   9781760633660
ISBN 10:   1760633666
Publication Date:   December 2018
Recommended Age:   From 8 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

David Astle is a full-time word nerd. Many will know him as the dictionary man on the TV show Letters and Numbers, or maybe just as DA, the devious crossword-setter in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age. David also looks at language on ABC TV's News Breakfast, and devises a weekly 'Wordplay' newspaper column. Between puzzles, he writes wordy-nerdy books such as Wordburger and David Astle's Gargantuan Book of Words for kids, and Riddledom, Cluetopia and Puzzled for adults.

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