Article Title

Delores Thesaurus


Outstanding, Primary, Words, Smart

Document Type

Book Review


Delores loves collecting words. She listens to adults, writes down words that sound sophisticated and interesting, and places the collection in her purse. One day, a pelican swoops down and carries away her bag. Panicked, she does her best to appeal to adults by using some of the words she’s collected that day. However, since she hasn’t figured out what the words mean, she ends up confusing everyone. A shopkeeper finally figures out what Delores is trying to say and helps her get her purse back. She encourages Delores to learn what words mean before using them and gives her a dictionary to help her.