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Tuesday 11 December 2018

Review: 101 Weird Words (and 3 Fakes)

Do you love words? Do you love crazy, weird and cool sounding words?

If you do, you’re going to want to check out David Astle’s 101 Weird Words (and 3 Fakes).

This fun junior non-fiction book is jam-packed with 101 words that you’d be forgiven for thinking are completely made up. Words like discombobulate, ephemeral, flibbertigibbet and rambunctious.

For added fun, three of the words in the book aren’t actually real words, but guessing which ones are the fakes is tricker than you might think.

As you explore the pages, the definition of each word is explained in fun detail, along with the history and/or weird facts associated with the word and a helpful pronunciation guide. 

Author David Astle writes in a fun and straightforward style. He says it like it is, making this a funny book kids will relate to and enjoy much more than your average collection of interesting words.

At the bottom of each page, Astle also packs in more fun with jokes and puzzles the kids will adore. 

For kids who want to impress their friends with cool lingo and interesting facts, 101 Weird Words (and 3 Fakes) is a winner!

Title: 101 Weird Words (and 3 Fakes)
Author: David Astle
Illustrator: Paul Tippett
Publisher: Allen and Unwin, $9.95
Publication Date: 28 November 2018
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760633660
For ages: 8 - 12 
Type: Junior Non-Fiction