Sometimes children catch bad words. And so it was with young Elbert, who snatched one out of the air one day at an elegant garden party- and stuffed it into his pocket. The word waited- ugly, covered with dark bristly hairs- and snuck into Elbert’s mouth. Then, without warning, it sprang out, causing a dreadful uproar.
“At some point, all parents and teachers must deal with the issue of bad words. That’s why I wrote this story.” -Audrey Wood