My students know that I LOVE words. In fact, I even collect them. Every time I come across a new word that I love, I jot it down in the back of my notebook. Why? Well, you never know what new words might be needed in the Land of Een.
My friend and colleague, Kallie George, has just written a great new book that really celebrates words: Mr. M: The Exploring Dreamer. This is not your usual type of art book.Taking inspiration from the enigmatic, eldritch artwork, Kallie has woven a narrative replete with deliciously wondrous words. If you’re a logophile like me, then I highly suggest you check out this book!
The official launch is TONIGHT:
Where: White Dwarf Books, 3715 W. Tenth Ave, Vancouver BC
When: March 31, 7 pm
Meet the author and illustrator and discover the magical muse behind this mysterious book!
As for words in the Land of Een, I should mention that Ratchet and Oki have decided to invent their own dictionary. It seems Ratchet has decided that there just aren’t quite enough words in the Land of Een to express his feelings. But more on that next week . . . until then: Zoomba!