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My First Dictionary

Book of cleverly corrupt definitions teaches big kids the facts of life

by Bailee Wolfson in Culture on 04 February 2011

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First time author Ross Horsley tackles the challenge of teaching young minds with a playfully disturbing dictionary. An innocent endeavor at first blush, "My First Dictionary" is actually filled with inappropriate definitions for its roster of simple words, accented by charming Norman Rockwell-esque illustrations that are actually taken from the 1977 book "The Giant Picture Dictionary for Boys and Girls."

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For example, Horsley defines the word abandon as, "Father is trying to abandon us" and pocketbook as "a small bag used for carrying money and xanax." Even though it is wildly inappropriate for kids we cant stop reading it ourselves.

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"My First Dictionary" sells from Amazon.

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