Words That Go Ping

Barbara Lasserre brings the neglected world of onomatopoeia to life in this witty little gem of a book which will delight language lovers.

If it goes ‘moo’ then every child knows it’s a cow. If it goes ‘Wham! Bam! Crash!’ we’re in a fast-paced comic. But what goes ‘krknout’?

Barbara Lasserre takes us on a playful journey through the delightful world of words that mimic sounds. Normally relegated to children’s books, cartoons and comedians, she shows how these often ancient words reveal unexpected things about the way we think, speak and act.

A book for anyone who loves playing with words.