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Eggcorns: From Bumbumbees to Jellycopters

Have you ever seen a Bumbum bee, or an Elelamp? Does your pet wear Doggles? These are all Eggcorns, where a child’s mispronunciation can add a whole other level of meaning! What would a bumbum bee (bumblebee) or Elelamp (elephant) look like? Or Doggles (goggles) or a Carcodile (crocodile)?

Illustrator Chris Judge (The Lonely BeastDanger is Everywhere) has brought his bizarre sense of humour to imagine them for us all.

“Picturebook creator Chris Judge tackles ‘eggcorns’, those entertaining jumbles of words produced when children mispronounce words or phrases they have heard. From ‘buttonup squash’ to ‘earplane’ Chris’s light-touch illustrations present these misused words in a format designed to make children laugh out loud and think about where these words and phrases come from. This title will give hours of family fun and will inspire many young readers to illustrate their own eggcorns!”

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