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A Charm of Goldfinches and Other Wild Gatherings
A Charm of Goldfinches and Other Wild Gatherings: Quirky Collective Nouns of the Animal Kingdom | Matt Sewell
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A charm of goldfinches, an ascension of larks, a bask of crocodiles, a cloud of bats, a wake of vultures--all of these colorful collective nouns and more are showcased in this enchanting illustrated book by beloved artist Matt Sewell. Accompanying each illustration is a playful description of each group of animals' personality, quirks, and habits. Sewell's uniquely witty take on the subject and delicately vivid illustrations make for a lovely new addition to his series of collectible books including Owls and Penguins and Other Seabirds. Playing on the theme of collective nouns for animals and illustrated with Matt Sewell's inimitable watercolors, this book makes a great gift for nature and art lovers everywhere.
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kgriffith
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Seemed appropriate for #SharkWeek 😀🦈 “Don‘t be misled by my bad habit of making everything look cute, and don‘t try to pat one on the head, as they are likely to bite your hand off and hit you over the head with it.”
I think hammerhead sharks and cats must be distant relatives... 🤔 🐈 Oh and bonus Xander also pictured 😻 #catsoflitsy

rretzler 😻 2w
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kgriffith
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I don‘t yet know whether squirrels make an appearance in the book, but this one watched me very suspiciously despite my reassurance that I wasn‘t going to go after the rice cake. 😋 🐿

thegirlwiththelibrarybag I love squirrels. Could happily watch them for hours. 5mo
Reecaspieces I am surrounded by squirrels...and I hate the little #$*$*@. They are cute but they eat more stuff they shouldn‘t! RODENTS! Lol 5mo
Gezemice @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I love them too! So fun to watch. 5mo
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kgriffith
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Today‘s quirky collective noun from the animal kingdom. #lunchbreak #campusmuseum

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kgriffith
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Today‘s quirky collective noun from the animal kingdom 🤓

ReadingRover I have almost all of these books and I absolutely love them but this one is my favorite. I just need the penguin one. 5mo
craftysilicate The art in this is so cute! 5mo
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kgriffith
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Lunch break reading. #BearlockHolmes

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kgriffith
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I‘ve come to terms with my :actual: book-buying habit and have budgeted appropriately, so this new acquisition has no guilt attached, and I can just appreciate that it ticks several of the boxes I‘m a sucker for in an impulse purchase 🤓🤷🏻‍♀️

Crazeedi What a cool book, it looks really interesting!! 5mo
esurient Stacked! I had loved a similar book years ago: 5mo
kgriffith @esurient Lovely! 5mo
kgriffith @Crazeedi I may try to do a page a day or something, I think that could be fun 😃 5mo
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Kaye
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In the used bookstore the other day, when in comes this lady. She was looking for a book called The Goldfinch, because her granddaughter had been given a bit part in the upcoming movie. I think she said it‘s coming out in 2019. She said she plays a schoolgirl and you‘ll miss her if you blink. Anyhow, the lady was utterly amazed that they had the books alphabetized by author, so they were able to find a copy so easily ! How clever, she says 🤔😮

Bklover Wow. 🤨 2y
Mdargusch 😂😂😂 2y
Pamwurtzler Oh my. 2y
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Melmar
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The illustrations in this book are so lovely. I'm really enjoying this #arc can't wait to post my review for it.

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