Could a poet or songwriter search for rhymes without lifting a finger? There's always the old-fashioned method of racking one's brain, of course, but here's a newer, faster way. Shout at Alexa, using a new skill from the rhymezone.com blog. I like some of the features of rhymezone.com, but there are so many things wrong with this concept:
"If you own an Amazon Echo or another Alexa device such as a Fire TV, try out the new Alexa Skill for Rhymezone!
This skill lets you find words from the comfort of your couch by shouting out a command. You can say things like "Find words related to dog" or "Give me a 6-letter word for penguin" or "Find rhymes for cheese" or "Find adjectives for strawberry" and get back a rapid-fire list of matches.”
I am a children's book author and folklorist based in Portland, Oregon.
Imagine That! How Dr. Seuss Wrote 'The Cat in the Hat"
Random House, 2018. Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.
*Starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly and Kirkus.
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The Great Dictionary Caper, illustrated by Eric Comstock (Paula Wiseman Books, Simon & Schuster)
On sale January 23, 2018. **Starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist.