My First Dictionary

My First Dictionary : Corrupting Young Minds One Word at a Time

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Blogger and librarian Ross Horsley delivers a wickedly satirical children's dictionary for today's warped bibliophile, comprised of sunny illustrations from a real 1940s kids' book paired with irreverent-and often twisted-definitions. At once cute and darkly funny, Horsley's My First Dictionary is perfect for fans of The Book of Bunny Suicides, Grandma's Dead, The Three Martini Playdate, Cyanide & Happiness and Little Billy's Letters-and will fast-track your inner child to becoming the corrupted youth you've always hoped for.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 127 x 180.34 x 15.24mm | 249.47g
  • It Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 0062000012
  • 9780062000019
  • 233,740

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Hello, boys and girls, and welcome to the wonderful world of words! You've learned the basics--from apple to zebra--but what about all those mysterious new terms you've heard the grown-ups whispering when you were supposed to be tucked up snugly in bed?

What makes Mommy so bitter? Where does Daddy conceal the door to his secret S&M dungeon? And why is everyone laughing about Grandma's latest delusion?

My First Dictionary answers these questions, and includes many other useful definitions, such as:

A burden is a source of worry or stress. Old people are usually burdens.

Father is nostalgic. He is remembering the happier times before you were born.

A puppy is a young dog. Connie gets a puppy every time she agrees not to tell. Daddy calls them hush puppies.

A zigzag is a jagged line. We can tell that Mother has been drinking when she drives in a zigzag pattern.

Carry a copy of My First Dictionary in your schoolbag and you'll never be at a loss for words again!
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About Ross Horsley

Ross Horsley is a mild-mannered librarian at the Leeds Local and Family History Library in England by day...and a watcher of gruesome slasher movies by night.
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