Saturday, April 1, 2017

101 Words and How They Began by Arthur Steckler illustrated by James Flora

What a fun little book!
The author explains the origins of various words.  Did you know that word "kangaroo" actually means "I don't know" in Aborigine?  A visitor asked the native the name of the animal and that was his reply.  Non-native people later discovered what "kangaroo" meant in the native language.
Many fun stories will delight word lovers!
-Borrowed from the library.

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