What I want is for people to really grab hold of language and not be nervous about it. 'The Word Spy' is all about diving in and playing with words.
— Ursula Dubosarsky
There's so much that we just accept, but the reasons behind how certain rules came to be are so fascinating and funny, it just increases your affection for language.
I wanted to write for all children, even those kids who might see language as a threatening thing, even if English is their second language.