Monday, September 30, 2019

Bibliophile's Corner

The Dictionary of Difficult Words
by Jane Solomon, illustrated by Louise Lockhart

Goodreads Description:
What is a bumbershoot? Or a moonbow? And what does it mean when someone absquatulates...? Find out all this and more in the Dictionary of Difficult Words. Test your knowledge with more than 400 words to amaze, confuse, and inspire budding wordsmiths (and adults). All of the words featured in this book are difficult to spell, hard to say, and their meanings are obscure to most children (and most adults)! Written with simple, easy-to-understand definitions by lexicographer Jane Solomon, this dictionary celebrates the beauty of the English language for family trivia time spent around the printed page. 

My Thoughts:
This week I'm reviewing another great book that features words! The Dictionary of Difficult Words is the perfect book to excite your child about the English language as the school year is just getting started. And yes, as the description above states, there are even words in this little tome to confound and astound most adults. (And, the whimsical illustrations by Louise Lockhart wonderfully illuminate the words in a most entertaining fashion.) I highly recommend The Dictionary of Difficult Words to readers of all ages.

Click here to learn about lexicographer, Jane Solomon.
Click here to learn about illustrator, Louise Lockhart.