Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The Great Typo Hunt - Jeff Deck and Benjamin Herson
I am a fan of correct spelling. I used to run a middle school spelling bee, and now I run a spelling bee for adults. Many people care about correct spelling, not just your 3rd-grade teacher. Jeff Deck and Benjamin Herson took their love of correct spelling to the extreme - and I applaud their nerve. Jeff and Benjamin had a cross country adventure and decided to correct spelling errors in stores, restaurants, billboards and basically wherever it was needed. Sometimes they used stealth, but often they let the owners know about the spelling error. There's even a certain amount of angst about correcting errors in locally owned business' since they are fans of small stores. My favorite part of the book: I found a spelling error in the last chapter!
Find The Great Typo Hunt at the public library!