In Wumbers, language converges with math to create something new and surprising (and seemingly cryptic at first glance).  Avery did a double-take the first time she read it.  Jumping between the linguistic and and mathematical, mid-word, keeps readers nimble and on their proverbial toes.  The hybrid text promotes a type of mental dexterity, flexibility and a different kind of fluency.  The linguist in me is smitten with wordplay books like these.  Just s2pendous.

By Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld, Wumbers was inspired by William Steig’s CDB!  What are everyone’s favorite books with wordplay?