Wordburger by David Astle
Allen and Unwin, 2015
(Age:9+) Highly recommended. Wordburger is an engaging look at the world of words. Children will become word acrobats as they reorganise letters to make new words. They can read chapter 7 to find word origins and investigate words with double meanings. Wordburger will engage any reader who enjoys words and it will be a good book for parents and children to read and talk about together. It is a good book to keep in the car for long road trips or to add to the collection on the toilet windowsill. I have a friend with an eclectic collection of books on her toilet windowsill who would love this one for her collection! It would also be a good book to read to students due to the variety of different chapters and topics. This is highly recommended for anyone who loves finding out about words. Readers aged 9+ will be able to negotiate the different topics easily as it is clearly set out with titles and subtitles, images, captions and little challenges for the readers to complete.