Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Swarms of Fantastic Creatures

What do you call a group of unicorns or sea horses or fauns? Author Jacqueline Ogburn decided to make up her own terms to refer to these and many other magical creatures. Add to that the beautiful ethereal illustrations of Nicoletta Ceccoli and you have an amazing book for your creature-loving youngster. At the end of the book Jacqueline shares a little information about each of the creatures mentioned, including their country of origin and their role in stories. Spend some time pouring over each of the rich pages of A Dignity of Dragons: Collective Nouns for Magical Beasts.

No comments: