What seems like many months ago now, I supported a Pozible project for Jennifer Skelly, the awesome illustrator behind Red Parka to get her book: A Compendium of Collective Nouns printed. This book launched last week, and is stopping here at Style for a Happy Home today on it’s week long blog tour across many Australian blogs.
A Compendium of Collective Nouns is a gorgeous book that shares Jen’s love of collective nouns through illustration. It has a great mix of Animals from around the world, including some Australian favourites. Whilst it is a picture book, it’s wonderful to be able to take the time to just soak in the illustrations on each page.
I’ve always been a bit fascinated with collective nouns, though my true love came from watching One Tree Hill and their reference to an Unkindness of Ravens ;). I love that this is a fun way for me to learn more, without getting lost in the internet wondering which is true and which isn’t. Jen mentions in her introduction that there are sometimes more than one collective noun and that she has chosen the one that she felt was the best fit, which I think is a fantastic approach.
This book is a really fun way to introduce collective nouns to little kids and also gives an opportunity for them to practice their counting, with different numbers of animals on each page. I really don’t get the opportunity to buy all the children friendly books that I would like, but I’m glad I have this one to add to my little collection.
Some of my favourites would have to be the gaggle of geese that remind me of the nursery rhymes my Grandma used to read to me and the parcel of penguins that remind me of my penguin loving cousin (who is 8), who would just adore having a parcel of penguins visit him!
I’m a bit picky when it comes to illustrated books, but I have to say that this is just a beautifully illustrated book that would be great for both little kids, children learning about nouns and anyone who loves collective nouns! It would make a wonderful gift.
You can get a copy of A Compendium of Collective Nouns on Etsy here.
Do you have a favourite collective noun? Share it with me in the comments!
Note: I purchased this book as part of a Pozible Project. In return for being a part of this blog tour I accepted an advertising spot on the Red Parka Blog. As always all opinions are my own, and I only share what I think is truly ace. x