Simon and Schuster, 1999年8月1日 - 112 頁
Is Nick Allen a troublemaker?
He really just likes to liven things up at school -- and he's always had plenty of great ideas. When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he's got the inspiration for his best plan ever...the frindle. Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle? Things begin innocently enough as Nick gets his friends to use the new word. Then other people in town start saying frindle. Soon the school is in an uproar, and Nick has become a local hero. His teacher wants Nick to put an end to all this nonsense, but the funny thing is frindle doesn't belong to Nick anymore. The new word is spreading across the country, and there's nothing Nick can do to stop it.
Her weekly vocabulary list was thirty-five words long, sometimes longer. As if that wasn't bad enough, there was a “Word for the Day” on the blackboard every morning. If you gave yourself a day off and didn't write one down and look it ...
But her pride and joy was one of those huge dictionaries with every word in the universe in it, the kind of book it takes two kids to carry. It sat on its own little table at the front of her classroom, sort of like the altar at the ...
Good spelling and good grammar and good word skills are essential for every student. Clear thinking requires a command of the English language, and fifth grade is the ideal time for every girl and boy to acquire an expanded vocabulary.
The first thing they did was take a vocabulary pretest to see how many of the thirty-five words for the week the kids already knew. Tremble, circular, orchestra—the list went on and on. Nick knew most of them.
“Mrs. Granger, you have so many dictionaries in this room, and that huge one especially ... where did all those words come from? Did they just get copied from other dictionaries? It sure is a big book.
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FRINDLE用戶評語 - Kirkus
Nicholas is a bright boy who likes to make trouble at school, creatively. When he decides to torment his fifth-grade English teacher, Mrs. Granger (who is just as smart as he is), by getting everyone ... 閱讀評論全文
GREAT BOOK!!! Fun as a read-aloud!用戶評語 - Mom of 5 - Borders
This was my first Andrew Clements book, so maybe that's why it's my favorite. My family listened to the audio version of this while in the car on vacation. EVERY ONE of us LOVED it! Do you know what ... 閱讀評論全文