Literally: Amazing Words and Where They Come From

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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.

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Author Patrick Skipworth
Star Count 3/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher What on Earth Books
Publish Date 2020-05-05
ISBN 9781912920181
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Issue May 2020
Category Children's


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