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Written by Callie Labrador
Anyone Can Change The World
Nick is a fifth-grader but nonetheless managed to affect the world of language significantly and to instill a passion for new words into his classmates just as much as their teachers did. By having the courage to follow his idea through to the end and not to back down even in the face of difficulty or criticism, Nick created something new at his young age and also impacted his life as an adult with his creation.
The Effects of Over-Reaction
Mrs Granger's over-reaction to Nick's new word actually caused it to have a much bigger snowball effect than it would have done if she had simply have ignored it. Her overreaction caused most of the events that garnered attention and subsequently publicity and it is one of the themes that can be seen throughout the book.
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