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June 1, 2016

What’s a Wumber?

Take a word, add a number, and what do you get? A wumber. That’s right, a wumber!

It’s kind of funny-sounding, right?

Popularized by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld—the authors of the New York Times bestseller Duck! Rabbit!—wumbers are fun little puzzles that rely on phonetics to be meaningful. They sort of resemble something you’d see in a text message…

…but super cre8tive.

Here’s how it works: take a number and then insert it into a word. Make sure the sound fits.

For example, “talk to you later” becomes “talk to you l8er.” And “I eat mashed potatoes with a fork” becomes “I eat mashed pot8toes with a 4k.”

It’s 1derful, right?

Here’s a snippet from Wumbers, the imaginative new picture book wri10 by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustr8ted by Tom Lich10held, to show you just how complex (and fun!) wumbering can be:


Wumbers is available in the 2nd Grade flyer and online now!

Happy wumbering!




Short Bio on Author: Jamie is a Scholastic Reading Club blogger who likes numbers more when they are used in words.

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