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An Incomplete Book of Awesome Things by Wee Society
Published on August 23, 2016.
A celebration some of the world s most universally awesome (but perhaps overlooked) things: masking tape, tunnels, lava, argyle, elbows, and more. The incomplete compilation — featuring beautifully minimal, vibrant illustrations — was designed to boost kids vocabulary, share giggles, and spark conversations. You decide what s awesome and what s not mauve? kiwis? snakes? and come up with your own additions to the never finished list.
This board book is interesting. It’s full of unusual vocabulary words all collected under the pretense of being “awesome things.” Some of them are pretty awesome – science, masking tape, confetti. Some weren’t things I’d consider anything special – yellow, tacos, elbows – but that’s the point. This book is meant to spark discussion. Do you consider these things to be awesome? What else would you add to the list?
The illustrations are simple. Some of the concepts, like wind, are hard to portray in a picture, but the book does a pretty good job with that. It’s a very different kind of vocabulary book, which is kind of fun.
My Rating: 3 stars
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