Have you ever wondered what to call a group of seals?otters? cows?
Well wonder no more – this is the book for you!
101 Collective Nouns by Jennifer Cossins is a highly engaging and educational book that teaches the reader the different group names given to different types of animals – well 101 of them!
Who thought of calling a group of cranes a siege? or a group of goldfish troubling?
The background behind each group name isn’t given but it sparked our interest – which is something I love about this book. Being able to spark an interest or some extra imagination is a wonderful characteristic of a great book.
Jennifer Cossins illustrations are delightful and show the diversity of size, shape and colour within each animal group.
101 Collective nouns is a great way to start teaching others about not only the amazing animals we have living on our planet but also the creativity of the English language!
So what can you do at home?
– Find out why the different group names are given to each animal.
– If you could change any of these group names what would you change them to?
– Are any of these animals endangered?
– Check out some more of Jennifer Cossins designs
Published by Lothian Children’s books (Hachette Childrens)
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