Junior magazine August 2010 edition

Wise words
If you find yourself languishing in heavy traffic during your family’s summer getaway, your brood could do a lot worse than crib up on some of the more unusual names bestowed on the fair creatures of our planet, courtesy of the delightful book A drove of bullocks (PatrickGeorge, £9.99). Ever heard of a kaleidoscope of butterflies? How about the loveliness of ladybirds? Who knows, this could be the nugget that clinches it when your child is competing on a future edition of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? And how about creating some of your own monikers? A collection of talkative pensioners alighting from the coach at the services – a chattering, perhaps? And those pesky road cones barring your entry to the outer lane? Surely a battalion.

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