‘Literally: Amazing Words and Where They Come From’ by Patrick Skipworth, illustrated by Nicholas Stevenson, is a creative book that details twelve interesting words. It showcases their older and more modern meanings not just through written definitions, but through colorful and telling illustrations.
All readers, from children to adults, can enjoy the chance to guess what the words might mean based on the images as presented on each two-page illustrated spread. The language families as described in the book, and for which a world map is provided at the end with the locations for each, brings about a neat look at the way in which words connect and how we may better understand them.
Skipworth and Stevenson have written and illustrated a book that is appealing and satisfying, bringing new and already known words to the forefront to showcase each one’s unique importance.
You can find ‘Literally: Amazing Words and Where They Come From’ by Patrick Skipworth here.
*Review originally posted at YABooksCentral.com*