The Books

Ounce Dice Trice

by Alastair Reid
Illustrated by Ben Shahn

One Potato Review

TINGLE-AIREY. PIDDOCKS. BREASTSUMMER. MUMRUFFIN. JIGGERY-POKERY. GONGOOZLER. GNURR. “Words have a sound and shape, in addition to their meanings,” is how Reid introduces this book. “Sometimes the sound IS the meaning. If you take a word like BALLOON and say it aloud seven or eight times, you will grow quite dizzy with it. All the words here are meant to be said aloud, over and over, for your own delight. If you want to know more about their meaning, ask a dictionary.”

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