The Lost Words. A book about the words which are disappearing from a child’s language, very closely linked to nature and the world around us. A beautiful book with the perfect blend of words and pictures. Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn. As a family who love the great outdoors I thought it would be fitting to head out on a little adventure, in search of brambles and acorns. We even came across an otter carved out of wood.
When we first opened the book I wasn’t sure my six year old would enjoy it as much as he did, perhaps our little adventure looking for woodland treasures helped or maybe he is just at the right age to interpret the magic. The book is very descriptive with some words unknown to him, but with guidance and a little phonics we pieced it together and enjoyed the book.
It is one of those books which needs a little explanation before diving straight in for a little read, one to be read out loud – the words albeit a little tricky as described by George are also quite magical to read. The book requires an imagination which my six year old has in spades and so is permanently placed in his reading corner.
It truly is a lovely book, derived from a great idea and the true definition of childhood reading. I love a book that tells a story, albeit one a little different to most we read however it was lovely to explore the lost words together, follow the enchanting language and enjoy the beautiful illustrations. I have always enjoyed the written word, from a very young age I was the child forever reading or writing my own stories to be told and it would seem George is following in my footsteps.
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