Oh… do you love words? I hope you do, words can be so much fun. And in The Keeper of Wild Words, you get to see the fun of words. Introduce unique words to your children, help them become keepers of the wild words as well! But more importantly, let your heart be filled with words. From the moment I read these words, I was hooked. “Mimi was a writer. She wove words into everything, everything that mattered.”
What I am Reviewing
Brooke Smith wrote a fun book playing with unique words, sparking a child’s imagination into going on a hunt. In The Keeper of Wild Words you will find a gramma and grandchild revelling in the wonder of words. Geared for children up to grade 3, this hardcover, fully colour illustrated picture book is 62 pages long. Published by Chronicle Kids and illustrated by Madeline Kloepper. Bright colours and large print make it easy to share with a group of children, or just enjoy one-on-one. I am reviewing this book on behalf of Raincoast Books.
The Details for The Keeper of Wild Words
You will delight in the variety in font size, helping you to easily pick out wild words to make your own. Words like Drake, Buttercup, Apricots, Lavender, and Brook. Through this discovery you might find more words to make your own.
As you meander through the pages you’ll marvel in the variety of language. How a duck is more than a duck… it might be a drake, and flowers have variety such as poppies, lavender and more and how water could be a pond, or a brook. What word wonders might you discover with your loved ones? How are they are keeper of wild words?
At the close of the book you’ll find an envelope with an invitation. Find wild words to make your own.
The author wrote The Keeper of Wild Words because the Oxford Junior Dictionary removed 100 nature-based words from their lexicon. These words were replaced by tech-based words. Let’s not have our children lose nature in their lives. Keep these wild words alive.
Should you get it?
Yes, run out right now and pick up this delightful book. Teach your little ones the delight in testing out new words. The delight there is to be found in discovering the wonders of the English language. And have fun, frolicking through the pages together. Who knows the joys that await you?