Sure to be one of the year's outstanding reference books, this gathers thousands of quotations, mostly from children's literature, into hundreds of abstract and concrete categories, from "Accomplishment" to "Zoos." Each line or brief passage is traced with author, title, and even, where applicable, the name of the character speaking; cross-references are backed up with a thorough topical index, and an author index, too. Senn quotes famous athletes, celebrities, historical figures, the Bible, and other conventional sources, but readers will find far more here from the likes of Dr. Seuss, Dick King-Smith, Beatrix Potter, M.E. Kerr, Zilpha Keatley Snyder, Maya Angelou, and others. Pica ices the cake by illustrating one quotation on each page with a lighthearted cartoon. The colorful, spacious layout adds even more visual appeal; both unsuspecting browsers and purposeful readers looking for that suitable bon mot will be captivated. (Reference. 9-13) .