Reviewed by Gary E. (age 7), Victoria J. (age 7), Jocelyne W. (age 8) and Helen D. (age 8)
We like Sage in the Vocabulary Parade as Miss Alaineus because she is very happy in this part. Her costume has flowers, socks, pencils, keys, food, and candles stuck on it ? miscellaneous things. Gary?s miscellaneous box has all the trains that don?t fit on his HO track. Jocelyne?s family has a miscellanous drawer in their office, with a label maker and old pens in it. We think the word ?miscellaneous? should be on our spelling test!
The author uses definitions during a sentence. We made up sentences like hers. ?Victoria, not a city in Texas, but a girl in second grade,? and ?Lucky, not an adjective, but our guinea pig!? On the edges of the pages there are Sage?s sentences that were homework for the students. The illustrations are terrific. They are colorful, and made out of scraps of lined paper like we have at school, and that shows that Debra Frasier reused paper.
We recommend this book to kids who want to figure out what big words mean. Teachers would like this book because their students will learn some new words.