Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Illustrated Book of Sayings Book Review



The Illustrated Book of Sayings: Curious Expressions from Around the World by Ella Frances Sanders
Genre: Non-Fiction, Humor, Social Science/Linguistics
Publisher: Ten Speed Press; Ill edition (September 13, 2016)

I don't normally review non-fiction books, but I'm making an exception because this book could inspire some witty sentences in someone's writing, and I think it will make a great table book. Granted, my coffee table is covered with Dr. Seuss and Can You Read books, but as soon as I can have a grown-up coffee table, this book will certainly find a spot to belong. 

This is a book of idioms and expressions. The page on the left side explains what country the expression originated. The right side is an illustration with the expression in the original language and then the translation. It's interesting to see the various languages and style of writing.



I can relate to the Italian expression To Have a Head Full of Crickets  more than I would like to say. 


I have used this expression Not my Circus, Not my monkeys, several times and was surprised to see it originates from Poland. 
It's a fun read. I shared with others and we all had a good laugh.  You may too. 

Disclaimer: I received this book at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

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