Monday, April 4, 2016

Will's Words by Jane Sutcliffe illustrated by John Shelley*

"How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk"
Do you use the phrase, "too much of a good thing"?  How about, "heart's content"?  "With bated breath?"  How about the word, "excitement" or "fashionable"?  Thank William Shakespeare!
I enjoyed every aspect of this book-the intricate, sometimes humorous illustrations, the layout and the interesting presentation of William Shakespeare, his words and works and the time period.
The focus is on phrases and words we use today which Mr. Shakespeare popularized via his writing/plays.  In a side box, the author displays "Will's Words", "What it Means", Where it Comes From".
This book is a must read when a student is beginning to study Shakespeare and/or British/English Literature.
**Highly, highly recommend.
*Borrowed from the library.
Text features: bold font, fact boxes, charts, time line

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