Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Word Snoop by Ursula Dubosarsky

Dubosarsky, Ursula. The Word Snoop, illustrated by Tohby Riddle. 246 pgs. Dial Books, 2009. $16.99. Content- G.
Who knew that the English language could be so much fun? Author Ursula Dubosarky shares the odd and interesting aspects of the English Language: from doublespeak to Pig Latin, from apostrophes to acronyms. She gives explanations, examples, and interactive clues for the reader. Dubosarky covers the history of alphabet to current texting. The illustrations by Tohby Riddle are whimsical and fun; often combining heads of famous people with cartoon bodies (e.g. Benjamin Franklin kicks the alphabet).
EL- ESSENTIAL. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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