Literally: Amazing Words and Where They Come From
Literally is about words and what they meant originally as well as what they have come to mean today. The idea of what a word means is more interesting than the book itself.
There are 12 words featured in the book, each with a lovely illustration. One word that was unexpected is “ukulele,” which we know as a Hawaiian instrument, but which meant “jumping flea” originally.
Readers may wish to read just a few pages at a time and probably won’t read it over and over again because there’s not really a story, just a different word on each page. Those interested in words may also enjoy the books Max’s Words and The Alphabet Tree by different authors.
|Page Count||32 pages|
|Publisher||What on Earth Books|
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