Posted on | December 5, 2012 | 31 Comments
A plague of locusts…
A pride of lions…
A flock of sheep…
But what do you call a collection of books about collective nouns?
When it comes to the set published by PatrickGeorge, all of the above could apply.
A filth of starlings, A drove of bullocks, A crackle of crickets and A shiver of sharks each take a themed set of collective nouns, illustrate them in witty and bold ways, a provide a paragraph of information about each animal in question. Part non-fiction book, part English-language/literacy book, part science book, part word-play book, each of these volumes is inventive and engaging.
Whether you are reading about a run of salmon, where an optical illusion allows the illustration to look both like a salmon’s head and a running shoe, or a culture of bacteria, where the contents of a petri dish looks like Mona Lisa, each page plays with our understanding of language and the way we look at objects.
The modern, bright illustrations are crisp, cool and clever. The text is informative and playful. Perfect for any kid who enjoys puns or animals, these bold books are fun for all.
With these books in mind the girls and I made our own volume of collective nouns:
Now, I’m delighted to say I have one set of all 4 books on collective nouns to give away to a lucky reader.
- (1) Tweet about this giveaway, perhaps using this text: Win a set of really clever & rather stylish books by @PatrickGeorge2 over at @playbythebook’s blog http://www.playingbythebook.net/?p=23269 #giveaway
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