A perfect gift book and learning tool, this book moves beyond the familiar to investigate little-known animal-related vocabulary, paired with innovative design A litter of kittens, a colony of ants, a pride of lions: everyone has heard of these plural nouns. But what about a parcel of hogs, a kaleidoscope of butterflies, or a business of ferrets? What could be more apt than calling a group of cockroaches an intrusion? Perhaps a loveliness of ladybirds! These fanciful groups and many more are illustrated with cutting-edge design--dazzling as a dazzle of zebras.
A Filth of Starlings and A Drove of Bullocks are compilations of animal group names, brilliantly exploited by PatrickGeorge. If you think that these are too sophisticated for a child of 6+, think again. From a parliament of owls, whose eyes are made up of two Big Ben clock faces, to a pod of dolphins (listening to iPods), a school of whales (a schoolmasterly face with a whales tail forming moustache and tie), these are stylish, witty visual puns. They are books to read and explain, but the elegance with which each picture is drawn would work on T-shirts or calendars. --The Times There is a wonderful, uninhibited, colourful approach to these compilations of collective nouns. Full of charm and wit, the lively pictures are fun for all the family and immensely stimulating for young artists. The text is informative and accessible - some of the group names are very well known, but I'm certain you will enjoy the more fanciful ones. Challenge your Christmas Party guests to identify the illustrations! - Carousel magazine
PatrickGeorge is an independent publisher that offers a full range of graphic design and illustration services. By focusing on unique designs and bold illustrations, they aim to produce books for kids that are witty and educational, colorful and accessible, challenging and stimulating, and--perhaps most importantly--fun.