“Other-Wordly” by Yee-Lum Mak, illustrated by Kelsey Garrity-Riley, A Book Review

Words both strange and lovely from around the world brought into this book.

Two examples:

Oniochalasia (noun, English) meaning buying or shopping as a method of stress relief or relaxation.

Tartle (verb, Scots) meaning to hesitate while introducing or meeting someone because you have forgotten their name. This is precisely my problem.

There are 70 such words in the book. I like the water-colour illustrations by Kelsey Garrity-Riley. It captures the spirit of the words.

You need the texts by Yee-Lum Mak and the illustrator to combine both to come up with this wonderful book.

It was relaxing reading the book. I can go over the book many times and still enjoy this unusual book.file_000

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