Flibbertigibbety Words by Donna Guthrie
Young Shakespeare Chases Inspiration
Illustrated by Åsa Gilland
A personal message from the author:
My love of Shakespeare and my love of words came together in this book for children. Like Young William, when I was writing this book, I opened the window and words flew in.
— Donna Guthrie
It all starts one morning when words fly into William’s window. He wants to catch them, but they are flibbertigibbety and quick and slip right through his fingers. Soon whole lines of verse are leading him on a wild goose chase as they tumble, dip, flip and skip all through town, past a host of colorful characters the observant reader may find as familiar as the quotes. William remains persistent, and with time and the proper tools he finds a way to keep the words with him.