To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Wicked Words , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Wicked Words. To be honest, this wasn't the best Horrible Histories book that I have read, but it was still good.
It was more of an on-and-off read rather then a sit-down-and-read read. That makes no sense but you get what I mean. Jul 29, Catherine Woodman rated it liked it. Horrible Histories is a series of illustrated books published in the UK by Scholastic. They are designed to get children interested in history by concentrating on the trivial, unusual, gory, or unpleasant.
They are exceptionally well loved by my history loving children. In the Introduction, we are told that words are power and they can hurt as deep as a sword. But, In order to gain this power and learn how to use it, we have to read this book. So, the purpose of this short volume is to make the young readers be both accustomed to and entertained by the English language and its secrets.
I've got the whole collection of Horrible Histories so this year is the year of reading them all! I decided to start with Wicked Words. All the Horrible Histories series are 5 star worth because they're educational and they're fun. Kids have got it so good nowadays. Jan 10, Nayantara rated it really liked it. There is really no better way to get kids interested in history than by giving them a Terry Deary Horrible Histories!
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I loved these books as a kid and I love to collect them now. Deary's take on history is hilarious and interesting. It may not all be true but you definitely learn something!
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Oct 08, Soobie's scared rated it it was ok Shelves: language-english , reference-languages , geo-great-britain , non-fiction , collana-horrible-histories , bathroom-reading , read , reference-history. I don't know Compared to other Horrible Histories I've read, this one was a bit disappointing. And I'm sad about it because I'm very interested in all things language. There is a bit about the history of English but also a bit about rhymes, riddles, etymology, euphemisms, onomatopoeia, word play A mix of everything.
Well, maybe there wasn't enough about the history of English. Then, I must admit it, maybe I don't get the English humor Some of the jokes I couldn't understand most of I don't know I couldn't understand most of them. That was sad. I liked all the comis, though.
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Even if I didn't get the jokes. Oct 04, Margaret rated it it was amazing.
I give it an O as in outstanding. Today We Did Learn about the origins of the English language in this witty and engaging book from the Horrible Histories series. Horrible Histories makes learning history lots of fun, and Wicked Words is no exception. I enjoyed it from start to finish, and learnt quite a number of things along the way! It includes history of the development of English as a language, from when Romans ruled Britain through to modern times. It also explains various facets of the language.
There is i Today We Did Learn about the origins of the English language in this witty and engaging book from the Horrible Histories series. There is information about words borrowed from other languages, and about the idiosyncrasies that litter the English language. You can learn about onomatopoeia, euphemisms, riddles, slang, spelling, grammar and important people in the world of words, among many other things that make English the language it is today.
There are plenty of jokes as well as some word games that could be fun to play.
Wicked Words is illustrated throughout with comic-like black and white drawings. These help to explain the text, while breaking it up and making it more light-hearted and fun to read. Some of these illustrations are very clever and funny.
Full of facts and insights into the development of the English language, Wicked Words is a fascinating read for middle primary school students and up. I really enjoyed reading this book and felt that I learnt plenty about words in the process! May 18, Carmen rated it really liked it Shelves: juvenile-fiction. A part I found amusing was a section called History of the Language part 6 in which readers need to select the year a word was added to the language from America.
Of course I knew that Shaskepeare had added many words to the language, but a fact I didn't know is that the bible of the time only had 8, different words in it and Shakespeare used over 18, Who knew? Aug 06, Allyson rated it really liked it. Very cute little book. The origins of our everyday words are presented in an engaging and light-hearted way along with comical illustrations. Since it's written for kids in the UK, some of the slang was unfamiliar, but a long experience with Monty Python's Flying Circus helped a lot.
This book is so much fun! May 31, Louise Johnson rated it really liked it. Not Bad for a short story collection. Even though I usually prefer longer stories where you can get sucked into the storyline and really get to know the characters. This one is definitely one of the best collections of short stories I've read though, And being a Black Lace book the stories are entertaining, modern and come with a twist.
The collection is quite an assortment with each story being totally different from the last. There is such a range I'm sure there's something to suit everyone. T Not Bad for a short story collection. My favourite has got to be Saving Julie with the naughty priest. Some of the stories are seriously hot.
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Definitely worth a read if you enjoy short stories. Aug 21, Jo rated it really liked it Shelves: erotica , fiction , lets-talk-about. A collection of short stories previously published in various anthologies. Some were better written than others and some appealed more to my tastes.
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