Van Slyke, Rebecca

Lexie the Word Wrangler

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Jessie Hartland. Lexie, an unusual rancher, keeps words in line until an upstart rustler causes trouble. This clever picture book plays with how words might manifest their meanings if physically altered: helpful Lexie turns a "pest" into "pets," whereas the bandit turns "bandanas" into "bananas." Alongside the puns, anagrams, and banter, Hartland adds a folksy touch with her loose gouache illustrations. Glos.


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