Friday, May 27, 2011

Have You Ever Seen a Smack of Jellyfish?

That is the title of this fun book I found while at the Shedd Aquarium last week. It caught my attention because the title of the book was also a question on the screen at the dolphin show.

Whenever we are on vacation and at those gift shops, I always try to get something that really is quality and not get caught up in all the junk that they are trying to sell you. For me it has to be something that we saw while at the place we are visiting, useful, and hopefully educational. This excellent book fit all three. It was really interesting to learn the collective nouns of different animals. And the artwork is just beautiful. This book appeals to my two-year-old, my three-year-old and my five-year-old (and their mommy!).

This is the description from Amazon - "After discovering that a group of ferrets is called a business, Sarah Asper-Smith became fascinated with the intersection of language and the natural world. Using bold prints overlaid on vibrant colors, she created Have You Ever Seen a Smack of Jellyfish? to chronicle the poetic words used to describe the magnificent animal kingdom. From a knot of frogs to a watch of nightingales, the book takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the alphabet with animals as its guide, including an army of ants, a gaggle of geese, and a zeal of zebras. This book's color illustrations and playful use of language appeal to readers of all ages."

I thought this book was so great I just had to share it with you all. I hope if you find it or buy it you love it as much as I do!

1 comment:

smackofjellyfish said...

I just found this post about my book and wanted to thank you! I'm so glad that you and your family enjoyed it. All the best,

Sarah Asper-Smith


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