Today we start our new Word of the Day feature here at LitLad. Here's how it works: The boys and I choose a different book every day and they pick a word from it for which they don't know the meaning. They each write the word at night and the next day we act like Pee-wee Herman every time someone says the word (until one of us gets annoyed and we just say the word and shout out the definition).
So today's word is preposterous, an adjective meaning "ridiculous, absurd, foolish."
And we're reading Art & Max, in which Art says, "This is preposterous!" after Max splatters paint all over him.
Art & Max
Author/illustrator: David Wiesner
Publisher: Clarion Books (October 2010)
Source: Public library
From the publisher: Arthur knows how to paint. He's ready to share his wisdom with Max, who has a lot to learn but can't wait to dive right in.
A couple of books to go along with Art & Max:
A couple of activities to go along with Art & Max (and not quite as messy as Max's style): marble painting and a Jackson Pollock site.
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