“Eggcorns: From Bumbum Bees to Jellycopters” is a hilarious book and a fantastic play on words put together by the talented illustrator Chris Judge.  What exactly are eggcorns you may ask? They are mispronounced words and phrases like hippobottomus, sleeping brush and ice plop!

Chris Judge shared a few illustrations of such eggcorns on his social media account, and asked if anyone else had heard any eggcorns that their children may have said, so he could illustrate them. He received more than 1000 replies! Shortly thereafter, O’Brien Press contacted him about making these eggcorns into a book. That is how this humorous book became published.

The book is such an enjoyable read and laughter is guaranteed. The clever illustrations capture the audience’s attention and each colourful page will put a smile on your face. The eggcorns provide great opportunities for discussion and pupils will enjoy guessing the correct phrases which can be found at the end of the book along with the names of the contributors.

‘The bumbum bee and hipobottomus are my favourite pictures in the book because they made me laugh so much.’  Deekshanya

‘We loved this book because it was so funny!’ Robyn

‘The pterodactyl is my favourite dinosaur so I really liked the pterodaffodil.’ Sebastian

‘This book is extremely hilarious, especially the illustration of the bumbum bee’s bum sticking out!’ Isla

By Mairead Hickey, Senior Infant Class teacher, St. Christopher’s Primary School, Dublin 4.

Eggcorns – From Bumbum Bees to Jellycopters”, by Chris Judge, published by O’Brien Press, is now on sale for €9.99 (H/B)

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher, O’Brien Pressfree of charge to Seomra Ranga for the purposes of this review