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James Patterson (Author) JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 325 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, Confessions, and Maximum Ride series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past ten years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.Susan Patterson (Author) Susan Solie Patterson has dreamed of writing and art-directing a children's book since she received her master of fine arts degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Big Words for Little Geniuses is her first book with her husband, James Patterson.
From Arachibutyrophobia (it means the fear of peanut butter sticking to the top of your mouth) to xanthochroism and Zamboni (animals that are bright yellow and those big machines that smooth the ice at ice rinks respectively) this book is full of words that are wonderful to look at and say out loud. Why say pretty when you can use pulchritudinous is the message and it’s hard to resist. Children will love sounding out the words and using them to impress friends and relatives, and it’s a simple but effective way to encourage a love of language. There are clear but entertaining definitions for each word while the playful illustrations, full of busy little children and animals, make it even more appealing and accessible. ~ Andrea Reece