The Great Dictionary Caper, illustrated by Eric Comstock, is available now!
January 23, 2018
The wait is over! You can now pick up your copy of The Great Dictionary Caper, written by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Eric Comstock. This clever book is filled with wordplay, and has received three starred reviews.
Join Noah Webster on his quest to restore alphabetical order in this fun new picture book, available here.
The Great Dictionary Caper, Illus. by Eric Comstock, Featured in Booklist’s Review of the Day
December 13, 2017
Booklist’s starred review of The Great Dictionary Caper is their Review of the Day today! The review of this humorous new picture book is featured on the front page of their website. Written by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Eric Comstock, The Great Dictionary Caper tells the story of what happens when the words escape from the dictionary.
Third Starred Review for Great Dictionary Caper, Illus. by Eric Comstock
November 27, 2017
The Great Dictionary Caper has been raking in the starred reviews, and it hasn’t even come out yet! The latest review, from Booklist, is the third starred review for the upcoming picture book. Written by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Eric Comstock, this humorous picture book tells the story of what happens when the words escape from the dictionary.
Booklist calls The Great Dictionary Caper, “Delightful,” and praises both the humor and the educational worth of the story. They write, “It’s all fun and word games, but in the process, readers will also get a tidy lesson in linguistic concepts.” They also praise the elaborate page spreads which visually depict the textual word play, which are “enhanced by Comstock’s energetic, retro-flair illustrations, which fill the pages with cavorting words and creative details.” In all, Booklist concludes, “In approach and format, this is both entertaining and educational—likely to hold and pique kids’ interest in the topic and provide a fun learning supplement.”
The Great Dictionary Caper will be coming out January 2018 and is available for pre-order here.
Publishers Weekly Writes Starred Review of The Great Dictionary Caper, Illus. by Eric Comstock
October 23, 2017
Coming out January 2018, The Great Dictionary Caper is already receiving tons of advance praise! With a starred review from Kirkus already under its belt, The Great Dictionary Caper has now received a starred review from Publishers Weekly! Written by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Eric Comstock, this high-energy picture books tells the story of what happens when the dictionary words get bored and escape for the day.
Publishers Weekly writes that The Great Dictionary Caper, “introduce linguistics terminology in just about the most playful way possible.” They praise Eric’s illustrations, writing, “Working in a limited palette of orange, olive, and pale blue, Comstock brings the words to vivid anthropomorphic life while visually underscoring each concept.” In all, they conclude that this picture book is, “the very definition of wordplay.”
Kirkus Starred Review for The Great Dictionary Caper, Written by Judy Sierra and Illus. by Eric Comstock
October 16, 2017
Coming out January 2018, The Great Dictionary Caper, written by Judy Sierra, is illustrator Eric Comstock‘s newest picture book. This clever tale tells the story of what happens when all the words escape from the dictionary. They just want a day of fun, but without Noah Webster’s help to reorganize them, the dictionary may be in chaos forever.
Kirkus reviewed The Great Dictionary Caper and gave it a starred review! Kirkus praises the high energy wordplay, writing, “Teachers will have field day with this wordplay; this caper is clever, capricious, and cunning.” They have nothing but good to say about Eric’s illustrations. They praise the bright colors and the anthropomorphic word characters. Kirkus writes, “Exuberant and energetic design enlivens the letters as they bounce and frolic across the pages, minimalist compositions adding occasional details to amp up the fun.”