This beautiful book is close to our hearts - written by founder of Free the Oceans mom, Brooke Smith, The Keeper of Wild Words is a touching tale of a grandmother and her granddaughter exploring and cherishing the natural world.
Words, the woods, and the world illuminate this quest to save the most important pieces of our language—by saving the very things they stand for.
When Mimi finds out her favorite words—simple words, like apricot, blackberry, buttercup—are disappearing from the English language, she elects her granddaughter Brook as their Keeper. And did you know? The only way to save words is to know them.
Every purchase of the Keeper of Wild Words funds the removal of 10 pieces of plastic from the ocean.
- For any one who longs to get outside and learn more about nature and the environment.
- A loving portrait of the special relationship that grandparents have with their grandchildren.
- This book makes a wonderful gift for children and adults alike!
An excellent book to share with a child and an opportunity to search for and share "Wild Words!" I, like the author of this book, was shocked to read last year how many words had been removed from a children's dictionary; words that are integral to the natural world around all of us, words I use every day and that my children grew up using so I was delighted to see the author's response to this removal of so many "Wild Words."
Wonderful book! Looking forward to my granddaughter being old enough to enjoy it!
Beautifully written and illustrated! Thank you!
This is a book for children to learn and store nature words, from flora to fauna, from verbs to adjectives and adverbs. It's a wonderful book to gift to grandchildren from a grandmother, as the story is about a worried grandmother who asks her grandchild to help her keep nature words alive. The illustrations are vibrant and the prose compelling, all to instill an interest in exploring nature with a purpose. So far only one family has opened her book, what with Covid and all, but the little one wanted someone to read it to her right away, even with other presents waiting. :-)
At a time when vocabularies are becoming sparser and more impoverished, this book reminds us that words can be lost and forgotten if we lose our connection to the wild. I bought this book for my granddaughter in hopes that she, too, will become a keeper of wild words. Thank you for this book!