One thing I LOVE about browsing through the library shelves are the serendipitous encounters with some really creative and amazing children’s books. Take for example these two:
Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas
This book is short, its funny and very colorful. A great read kid for kids 3 and under, but even adults will get a kick out of the humor.
Monique Felix concept book series
This series is just wonderfully done and the illustrations are amazing. This series is a wordless story of one little mouse (drawn to look 3D) eating his way through a piece of paper to reveal a fantastic illustration at the very end. There is a series for colors, (pictured below) the numbers, the alphabet, the plane, the train, etc. I’m seriously considering ordering these books online because the pictures are so pretty.
A new weekly feature I’m going to try really hard to maintain (I have a bad track record with these things I know, I know), is basically a summary of all the new words I’ve learned during the week. Words from books, magazines, TV, music, etc.
I started something like this in high school. I kept a journal of words that I had to look up from certain musicians. I was debating starting a Sunny dictionary (pending copyright infringement laws) of all the words Sunny Baudelaire says throughout the entire Series of Unfortunate Events books. I’d still like to keep to a Sunny dictionary (just for myself I guess).
So, this weekly theme is my next compromise.
But first a question:
How do you like to look up a word’s meaning?
a. Guess from the sentence context
b. Look up in an online dictionary
c. Look up in a traditional dictionary
d. Phone a friend
* Fetid — Stinking
* Gauche — Lacking social experience or grace
* Edematous — effusion of serous fluid into the interstices of cells in tissue spaces or into body cavities.
* Pleura — a delicate serous membrane investing each lung in mammals and folded back as a lining of the corresponding side of the thorax.