Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Two clever Picture Books!

 A Filth of Starlings and A Drove of Bullocks by Patrick George, May 2011

I loved Portuguese collective nouns as a child in Brazil, and have been intrigued and amused by them in English. These two new pictures books I found at the library offer a fun array of animal collective nouns! These books bring the fun of words and the visual satisfaction of art all in one package. The clever, imaginative illustrations reveal the words as visual puns: the dolphins in a "pod" of dolphins are listening to their iPods, and the the hogs in their "parcel" are... wrapped as parcels and ready to ship!  

Don't miss them!

1 comment:

Jannell said...

I LOVE this stuff. A MURDER of crows!