Some of you may know that I have a habit of reserving books for pick up. It cuts down on “me-time” I spend on my family’s weekly library trip. I already love the library. These trips are for my kiddos. It’s a fun way to interact with a community helper and build a foundation for reading. Plus, it’s a budget friendly way to read, listen, and watch media. So, everyone gets something out of it. If I’m not looking for a particular author, I search by subject. That’s how I put a hold on The Emoji to English Dictionary.
To be honest, I’m not sure how I found this book. It might of came up during my hunt for books about social media. Since my library doesn’t share a preview picture for all it’s books, I didn’t know what it looked like till I picked it up. The book was very flexible. The cover was laminated and the pages were thick and glossy. Based on the cover, The Text Message Translation Guide doesn’t take it’s self to serious.
Adam Media, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, published the guide November 2, 2015. You’ll notice there’s very little text in this book. Aside from the introduction, the emoji definitions are pretty straight forward. That is why the book falls in the humor pictorial category.
There’s no limit to what you can do with these digital hieroglyphics. if they don’t make sense, people are just looking at gibberish.
Technically, emojis aren’t hieroglyphics, but it’s an interesting way to relate modern emojis to pictorial communication. Getting back on track, there are over one hundred emoji definitions in this book.
In my opinion, the Emoji to English Dictionary makes a good gag gift for teens and adults. Since it’s a little dated, I wouldn’t give it main stage spotlight. After all, there are websites like Emojipedia that provide a digital database for emojis.
Still, there is a demographic that values physical books. The Emoji to English Dictionary would make a nice addition to a coffee table or a bookshelf.
Do you like to give humor books as a gift or recieve them?