Wally the Wordworm

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David R. Godine, Publisher, 2019 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
A worm that lives on words, Wally finds himself starved for inspiration, until one day, he inches into a magical book: the dictionary. From this moment, he embarks upon a logomaniacal odyssey of epic proportions, twisting himself into the likes of "syzygy" and "sesquipedalian", "pyx" and "zymurgy". From its first publication in 1984, children and adults alike have been delighted by his wriggling through rhymes and words of increasing ambition and complexity, his acrobatics whimsically illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist Arnold Roth.

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Arnold Roth is an award-winning cartoonist based in New York City. His cartoons have appeared in publications including The New Yorker, TIME, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Punch, The New York Times, and many, many more. His illustrations are in permanent collections of a number of museums, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the International Museum of Cartoon Art in Boca Raton. He is also the illustrator of Speaking of Dogs, a Godine classic.

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