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Guppies in Tuxedos: Funny Eponyms Library Binding – April, 1988
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Divided into groups such as "Food," "Days and Months" and "Transportation," this book in the Word Play series describes the origins of words based on names. "Cardigan" comes from Lord Cardigan, a general in the Light Brigade who led his men on a failed mission against the Russians and always wore a collarless sweater that buttoned. R. J. Lechmere Guppy discovered the tropical fish that now bear his name. Terban's facts are set on a background of Maestro's cartoony illustrations, which contain silly, kid-pleasing asides and jokes. Most readers will catch on fast to the concept of eponyms, and those who want to know more will find a list of additional books on the subject helpful. Ages 4-7.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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