An extraordinary A to Z of etymological exploration
by Tom Read Wilson
This book will make a delightful find for both adults and kids. It can be dipped into in any order and will often bring a smile to the reader’s face. The book makes learning about (random) vocabulary, word origins and more entertaining and fun. There is a section of four words for each letter in the alphabet. The first letter gets a poem, information about etymology and a section called ‘did you know.’Then come other words that begin with the same letter. Throughout there are amusing illustrations.
One example: for q the poem is about the Qignog. Learn what this is in the book or see below so no spoiler here. The other three words are quafftide, quarantine, Queensland. Have fun with this letter and the other 25!
Many thanks to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: 04 October 2022
SPOILER: A QUIGNOG IS…a pipe dream