Author(s): Jim Tobin
Michael loves interesting words (hard words like ELASTIC, little words like VAST, and big words like SMITHEREENS) and is always on the lookout for words to collect. Then one day, he picks up a new word. A "bad" word. An "inappropriate" word. At least, that's what his friend says. But Michael kind of likes the word. He thinks he might try it out. At school. Bad idea.
JIM TOBIN is an award-winning biographer and the author of "Ernie Pyle's War "and "To Conquer the Air." He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. DAVE COVERLY is a nationally syndicated cartoonist whose "Speed Bump" cartoons appear in more than 200 newspapers, including "The Washington Post," the "Chicago Tribune," and "Parade "magazine. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.