Another great book from the Charter Oak Children's Book Award...Nelly May Has Her Say written by Cynthia DeFelice and illustrated by Henry Cole. Nelly May's employer insists that she call common object by the special names he has created. For example, his dog is a "fur-faced fluffenbarker." The kids laughed more with each outrageous name. After hearing the book, they had a chance to make up their own special, fancy words for everyday objects. The kids thought about what an object did, looked like, sounded like, etc., and used those words to come up with a new name for the object.