Here's what I took away from 13 Words: it's never too early to introduce children to words like "haberdashery." And really, that's a lesson that's worth sharing.
13 Words is more than just a vocabulary-building exercise; there's a plot in there, too. There is a bird, and he is despondent. (Bird and despondent are words one and two). So his friend, a dog, decides to try to cheer him up with some cake (there are many different kinds of cake, but that's a different story...). Then there's a convertible-driving goat, and some hats, and a haberdashery, and a baby, and a mezz0-soprano...well, really, you kind of have to read the book to really understand it. Definitely check this one out.
See a trailer for 13 Words here:
Find it at IndieBound.
Read it with:
Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin
The Composer is Dead by Lemony Snicket
Paulina P. (for Peterson) by Lisa Cinar
My Friend is Sad by Mo Willems
Big Rabbit's Bad Mood by Ramona Badescu