The Word Snoop
By Ursula Dubosarsky
Dial Books, 2009, 246 pgs, Young Adult Nonfiction
This book could have been a dry boring look at the history of the English language. Instead, Dubosarsky grabs the readers attention with short chapters filled with jokes, cartoons, riddles, and random facts. A very entertaining look at all the eccentricities of the English language, covering everything from the plethora of silent letters, ridiculous punctuation and grammar rules, to an exploration of the art of texting.