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Birds of a Feather : A Book of Idioms and Silly Pictures

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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 ...
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Overview


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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780980016284
  • Publisher: Vanita Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 880,058
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Vanita Oelschlager is a wife, mother, grandmother, philanthropist,

former teacher, current caregiver, author, and poet. She is a

graduate of Mt. Union College in Alliance, Ohio, where she

currently serves as a Trustee. Vanita is also Writer In Residence

for the Literacy Program at The University of Akron.

Her first book, My Grampy Can't Walk, was widely praised. It's

an uplifting story about the wonderful relationship between her

husband Jim, who has multiple sclerosis, and their grandchildren. Vanita has also supported Jim as he built Oak ssociates, ltd. into a highly respected investment management firm.

Robin Hegan has many artistic talents, but enjoys illustrating children's books the most. She is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Integrative Arts. Robin resides

in Pennsylvania with her husband and two daughters. In addition to Birds of a Feather, Robin's illustrations can also be seen in Mother Goose Other Goose, My Grampy Can't Walk and The Lizard House Adventure.

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  • Posted July 19, 2014

    Title: Birds of a Feather A Book of Idioms and Silly Pictures

    Title: Birds of a Feather A Book of Idioms and Silly Pictures
    Author: Vanita Oelschlager
    Illustrator: Robin Hegan
    Publisher: Vanita Books, LLC
    Published: 5-1-2014
    ISBN: 9780980016284
    Pages: 32
    Genre: Children's Fiction
    Tags: Language, Cultures
    Overall Rating: Excellent
    Reviewed For: NetGalley
    Reviewer: DelAnne

    This is a book of unusual words and idioms (expressive sayings) found in the English language, usually in America. This book is written for readers ages 5 to 8, but I well beyond that age range and found it very informative. Although I had heard all these before, but I had forgotten some and wondered about some of the others. Meanings behind the phrases or words. Along with illustrations that depict the meanings beautifully. This is a great book to share and discuss with young readers. Perhaps you could share some of the sayings not listed in the book the you grew up with. Pick up a copy soon to enjoy.

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  • Posted July 17, 2014

    Birds of a Feather I received a copy of this book from NetGalle

    Birds of a Feather

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review. No other consideration was offered, expected or received.

    I loved the artwork in this book. They are silly and fun and done really well. Very cute!! Great way to teach idioms to children and the information in the back is very helpful. The kids laughed and laughed the pictures and the idioms and had a great time trying to figure things out. Loved it!!

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