The Illustrated Book of Sayings by Ella Frances Sanders is a collection of over 50 idioms from languages around the world. What I find most fascinating are the commonalities found. Translated literally, many of the expressions make no sense. However, almost all have counterparts in English and in other languages, illustrating the universality of emotions and thought. In other words, there is more that unites us than divides us. A wonderful book for adults and children.
Read my complete review at Memories From Books - The Illustrated Book of Sayings.
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There's a Frog in my Throat is an engaging and comical book filled with 440 animal sayings that are filled with a lot of meaning! This book is jam-packed with similes, metaphors, idioms and proverbs and are scattered vertically and horizontally on each page making it interesting for the reader to read. The illustrations make you giggle and make connections with the sayings. I would definitely read this book with my students to introduce figurative language. I would follow up with an activity on idioms and have them choose a saying and then draw a picture that describes the saying. I think the kids would have a lot of fun with this study!