Format: Picture Books
Dimensions: 32 pages, 11.81 × 8.66 × 0.12 in
Published: August 1, 2008
Publisher: Kids Can Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1554532280
ISBN - 13: 9781554532285
From the Publisher
From a fish opening a "can of worms" to a tap-dancing octopus putting his "best foot forward," these familiar idioms are re-imagined by award-winner Wallace Edwards in hilarious and unexpected ways. To help readers "stay on the ball," the idioms are used in a sentence that accompanies each illustration, and the meaning of each idiom is explained at the end of the book. Every page is so richly illustrated that it is sometimes a challenge to find the hidden monkeys -- some are more easily spotted than others! A playful introduction to idioms, a clever eye-spy book and a gallery of stunning animal portraits, this collection is more fun than a barrel of monkeys!
About the Author
Wallace Edwards is a commissioned artist, as well as a freelance illustrator for books and magazines. He lives in Yarker, Ontario, near Kingston.
[T]hey will enjoy the richness of both the art and our language. Teachers will find many uses for this - in English class, of course, but also for creative writing and art studies.