Wordplay by Adam Lehrhaupt


Wordplay has received a 2017 Eureka! Non-fiction Children’s Book Honor Award from the California Reading Association.

"Illustrations brimming with energy and excitement are certain to make young readers smile at the antics of all the characters." – Kirkus

Wordplay has a Common Core aligned classroom activity guide. All of my activity guides can be found here!

When the parts of speech gather on the playground, Verb is always the star. She can climb! She can frolic! She can DO anything! Her friends Adjective, Adverb, and Interjection all watch admiringly. ("WOW!" says Interjection.)

Then Noun comes along — and Noun can BE anything. A person! A place! Even a thing! ("PRETTY!" says Interjection.) The other parts of speech are fascinated by this new kid, and Verb doesn't like it one bit.

But when a new threat menaces the playground, Noun can't move! Noun can't DO anything. There's only one part of speech who can DO something about it... and that might allow Noun and Verb to BE something together: friends.


Where can you get Wordplay?

Wordplay is available from your local independent bookstore or one of the online retailers below:

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What do people say about Adam's presentations?

“Thanks so much for sending Adam our way. The elementary school, preschool, and weekly story time audiences really enjoyed his entertaining and informative presentation. He’s great with kids of all ages!”

— Hillary
Alexandria, VA
— Kathy
Newtown, PA

“What a star! Adam gave the most entertaining presentations today, and the little kiddos were completely enthralled. It was a wonderful day and thank you for the opportunity to escort such a talented and nice author.”

— Ginny
Boston, MA

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