What a Wonderful Phrase
This beautifully illustrated and witty book is filled to the brim with curious phrases from around the world. Travel from country to country and learn the history behind interesting and unusual idioms, and the greater cultures which shaped them.
From the endearing French phrase “to be a blue flower” to the fascinating Japanese saying “to wear a cat on one’s head”, this book explores the diversity and importance of language worldwide. Younger readers will love sharing these quirky phrases with their friends and discovering more about the world we live in.
Beautiful artwork from Manu Montoya and captivating text from the author of What a Wonderful Word perfectly capture the intricacies of global cultures.
About the Authors
Nicola was raised by the seaside in beautiful Brighton. She loves reading, dancing, rhyming and turquoise things. She now lives with her husband and son in East London and spends her days writing and editing children's books. She has been nominated for the UKLA 2019 award.
Manu was born in Medellin, Colombia. She studied Graphic Design and Advertising at the University of Medellin in her hometown and Art Direction in ELISAVA in Barcelona where she actually lives. She grew up both in the city and the country, and spent most of her childhood playing in the woods discovering plants and animals and, of course, drawing.