by Carole R., June 9, 2009 10:47 AM
No, it's not a candy bar. Authors Danny Danziger and Mark McCrum describe "whatchamacallits" as "those everyday objects you just can't name and things you think you know about, but don't." Even if you think you have a good vocabulary, there are millions of things that you see every day that you don't have a name for. For example, can you name the groove between your nose and lip? How about the plastic thing on the end of your shoelace? Or the stringy strands on your peeled banana? This book is perfect for your bus ride home, or for any high-school student preparing for the SATs.