May 5, 2017

Don't sing before breakfast

Don't Sing Before Breakfast, Don't Sleep in the Moonlight: Everyday Superstitions and How They Began
by Lila Perl
illustrated by Erika Weihs

Saying bless you after sneezing…Stepping over sidewalk cracks…Crossing your fingers for luck…Tossing confetti at weddings…

These are all superstitions. But why are we superstitious? How did superstitions begin? Lila Perl traces the origin of superstitions in her interesting book. It demystifies some of our traditions and explains certain quirks of human behaviour.

Black-and-white illustrations, which resemble wood etchings, add further interest.

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