Review of The Word Spy (Australia)
Reading is, of course, the best way to foster a love of words in children, but Australian children's author Dubosarsky goes one step further in this delightful book: she investigates the history and the secrets of the English language, in a way that is highly entertaining and accessible for little readers. Positioning herself as the mysterious Word Spy, she invites other budding word spies on her journey and her passion is both palpable and contagious. Learn about the origins of the alphabet, how to impress your friends by speaking Pig Latin -- and be drawn into solving the special code, with clues at the end of every chapter. Great for ages eight to 13.
Published in Sunday Telegraph on March 9, 2008.