Birds of a Feather: A Book of Idioms and Silly Pictures
Children are innately curious about words, especially phrases that make them laugh ("Ants in your pants!"), sound silly ("Barking up the wrong tree" or "Goosebumps") or trigger images that tickle a child's sense of the absurd ("Like a bull in a china shop"). Birds of a Feather introduces children... show more
Children are innately curious about words, especially phrases that make them laugh ("Ants in your pants!"), sound silly ("Barking up the wrong tree" or "Goosebumps") or trigger images that tickle a child's sense of the absurd ("Like a bull in a china shop"). Birds of a Feather introduces children to the magic of idioms words that separately have one meaning, but together take on something entirely different. Birds of a Feather introduces idioms with outlandish illustrations of what the words describe literally. The reader then has to guess the "real" meaning of the phrases (which is upside down in the corner of each spread). At the end of the book, the reader is invited to learn more about these figures of speech.
Publish date: April 1st 2009
Publisher: Vanita Books
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
Birds of a Feather, a book of idioms and silly pictures written by Vanita Oeschlager and illustrated by Robin Hegan is a children's book for ages four to eight. I gave it four stars. The illustrations are colorful & charming. The descriptions are accurate & informative. I got "Goosebumps" reading ...
My students will love this book! They’re always looking for clever sayings especially the 2nd-4th graders that I sub for. As a teacher, I try to insert some interesting news or fun stories that I have heard into my day when I am teaching, so that when they leave for the day they have something to s...
Beautiful illustrations and fun with idioms. Each new page was a delight. Wonderful artwork and educational at the same time!.*ARC courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
clever & funny little book to introduce children to idioms, their use & meaning.the artwork illustrating well known, everyday phrases is absolutely wonderful, it really draws in the child's attention** thanks to NetGalley & the publishers for this copy!