Book Review– The Illustrated Book of Sayings: Curious Expressions from Around the World by Ella Frances Sanders

My Rating: ★★★★☆

Genre(s): Nonfiction; Art

Publication Date: September 13, 2016

Plot: [Copied from Goodreads] From the author of the New York Times bestseller, Lost in Translation, come this collection of 52 artistic renderings of sayings from around the world that illuminate the whimsical nature of language.


  • I have a serious obsession with the roots of words and sayings
  • This book had excellent illustrations, which perfectly fit Sanders’ artistic style
  • It’s one of those books that could work as a gift or something to keep on your desk or coffee table for people to read


  • Nothing really

My Thoughts: This book is absolutely adorable. I really loved all of the fun illustrations, and seeing where the sayings came from was a bonus. This book was a lot of fun, and definitely something I will keep on my coffee table to pick up and look through from time to time.

I received this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review.

Ella Frances Sanders

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