It's a handmade book, 136 pages in length, 8.5" by 6.5" in size, stitch-bound, with original and public-domain artwork. The book is a humorous lexicon of English words and phrases based on the animal kingdom, arranged by taxa - that is, Kingdom/Phylum/Class/Order/Family/Genus/Species.
The cost is $15.00 plus $2.99 for domestic s/h and $4.99 for overseas.
Here is what a cover looks like:
And here are a few pages from the inside:
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Available in a variety of colors:
And a few more for the road:
To order a copy, the address is ANIMAL LEXICON, 1470 Crofton Parkway, Crofton, MD 21114. Or get it with Paypal on Etsy.
It's so very wonderful! I'll be curling up with the precious Lexicon tonight, gray and black cats purring at my flanks. xoxoxox, S
From D.R.B., Sacramento: "It's wild! It's wacko! It's so cool! A great book! Great art!
Great binding! Brilliant! Obviously a labor of intellect and love. I cherish my copy."
From T.C., Philadelphia: "The Lexicon is half consumed - I can't wait to go back for more. I love when I read and can 'hear' the author's voice. ... The lexicon is a bargain at twice the price! Thank you."
From D.T., Maryland: "I love what you sent me! So many interesting tidbits and turns of phrases. I love the pictures of course also."
From J.M., Buffalo: "I did get the Lexicon and it looks wonderful! I can only imagine the time and thought that you put into it. I have only begun to look through it but I expect to enjoy it for years to come."
From A.C., Maryland: "Your book is really GREAT."
From C.L., Berkeley: "your lexicon collection is lovely; I love the calligraphy and ponder your style of choices to include."