Friday, November 18, 2016

Book of Sayings (Review)

This review is for the book "The Illustrated Book of Sayings" by Ella Frances Sanders. I really enjoyed this book. It is different from any other book I have read and I love unique books. This book will introduce you to the most incredible, or the strangest, sayings that people have throughout the world. A lot of them are sayings that I as an American could relate to. For example, the French say "to pedal in the sauerkraut" which doesn't make much sense to us, but it is comparable to our saying "wheels are spinning". Yet some are totally unique and I could not think of anything in English to compare it to, such as the Latvian phrase "to blow little ducks" which means they know you are lying. What is really interesting is that with each phrase there is a story behind the phrase so you know where it came from. And the illustrations are just perfect. What a great book! This would be the perfect gift for the linguist in your life.

Thank you to Ten Speed Press for a copy of the book.

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