Even More Parts

Even More Parts

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by Tedd Arnold
     
 

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Tedd Arnold's previous books about Chip, Parts and More Parts, are raucous, creative knee-slappers that have become true kid favorites— perhaps because they so humorously express the worries all kids have as they get to know their bodies: worries about belly button fuzz and earwax and loose teeth.
Now here's the funniest Parts book yet—one that

Overview

Tedd Arnold's previous books about Chip, Parts and More Parts, are raucous, creative knee-slappers that have become true kid favorites— perhaps because they so humorously express the worries all kids have as they get to know their bodies: worries about belly button fuzz and earwax and loose teeth.
Now here's the funniest Parts book yet—one that reintroduces our ner-vous hero while also depicting more than 100 body-part idioms. I lost my head, my nose is running, I sang my heart out . . . You won't be able to keep a straight face as you enjoy this clever, wacky, boldly illustrated book.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The bug-eyed boy from Parts and More Parts is back in Even More Parts: Idioms from Head to Toe by Tedd Arnold as he frets about more figures of speech. With a toy superhero, tank and dinosaur, he illustrates the wackiness of many expressions taken at "face" value. Underneath the main illustrations, the toys interact with each other: when the boy protagonist demonstrates "I went to pieces," his body parts strewn on the sidewalk, the dragon tells the toy superhero below, also a pile of limbs, "Pull yourself together!" as the disembodied toy hero announces, "I came unglued." Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Arnold follows up his zany discussions of Parts and More Parts with an examination of the many English language idioms involved with body parts which, when taken literally, are quite wild indeed. Our narrator introduces in verse the reason he is afraid to leave the house because of the scary things he has heard said. He begins with his visualization of "I lost my head," including added sketches of other idioms about the head along the bottom of the page, such as "I laughed my head off." "My ears are burning," and "My nose is running" each fill a page, with sketches of other common idioms about ears and noses beneath. Through various body parts we go, from lips, throat, and heart to stomach, arms and legs. It is both hilarious and amazing to realize how idioms play with language. Cartoon-y drawings made with color pencils and watercolor wash depict characters with ping-pong-ball eyes and spaghetti-like appendages. In the small additional sketches appear our hero's toy companions, a harmless green dragon, an old-fashioned army tank, and a boy in hero disguise, in action there and all across the end-papers. The illustrations emphasize the comic side of our language as the book makes clear why English is such a difficult language to master. 2004, Dial Books for Young Readers/Penguin Young Readers Group, Ages 5 to 9.
—Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Kirkus Reviews
Arnold returns with a third dose of the idioms that torture poor literal-minded Chip. Loosely based around heading to school, the rhymed text of grossly exact interpretations of figures of speech involving body parts are as funny as ever. Each large spot illustration is accompanied by two or three smaller spots at the bottom of the page depicting related idioms enacted by Chip's toys. Arnold's squiggly, bright watercolor-and-pencil illustrations are again delightfully bizarre. The two-page spread of "I want all eyes on me" will likely keep the class snickering through the year each time the teacher says it. The endpapers are covered with further figures of speech and should add a few chuckles. Fans of the first two will laugh their heads off with this entry. (Picture book. 4-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142407141
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
04/05/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
159,002
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile:
NP (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Born in Elmira, New York, Tedd grew up in a family of six with three brothers. His family lived on a farm in Pennsylvania for several years then returned to Elmira until Tedd was ten years old. His father's work then required that they move to Gainesville, Florida. There, Tedd's first art lessons in an abandoned dentist's office over the Happy Hour pool hall eventually led to a fine arts degree from the University of Florida. He and his wife, Carol, started their family in Tallahassee where Tedd worked as a commercial illustrator. Carol, a Kindergarten teacher, drew Tedd's attention to children's books. Their first son, Walter, inspired his breakthrough picture book, No Jumping on the Bed!. His second son, William, now stars in No More Water in the Tub!, a sequel to his first book. He has now published more than 30 books as author and illustrator. When not working on his books, Tedd's interests include tennis, sketching, reading, coin collecting, and the computer.

"The inspiration to begin writing and illustrating for children came from my wife, Carol. As a kindergarten teacher, she collected picture books. I was attracted to their colorful pages and the way the words and pictures played with each other, much like the captioned cartoons I had drawn when I was young.

"Perhaps the biggest surprise of my career as an author is that I'm now going back to elementary school! Visiting young readers in classrooms and libraries is something I love. Kids keep me on my toes and they ask a lot of questions. The number one question seems to be, 'Where do you getyour ideas?' It's also the hardest question to answer because every idea is different. Some ideas seem to pop out of thin air — while I'm in the shower or walking the dog. Others come from reading or research. But most of my ideas come from my family and the things they do and say.

"For instance, one time when my first son, Walter, was five years old, I found him lying on the couch, looking pale as a ghost and clutching a Bible to his chest. He was praying! When I asked what was wrong, he wouldn't answer. In fact, he wouldn't even open his mouth. My wife, Carol, finally coaxed a response from him: he pointed inside his mouth. Carol exclaimed, 'You have a loose tooth!' Walter's eyes nearly popped out with fright. We quickly assured him that it was perfectly okay for his tooth to come loose and that a new one would replace it. But Carol and I looked at each other and realized that despite all our efforts to be good parents, we had somehow completely forgotten to warn Walter that teeth fall out! He had thought he was falling apart! I made a little note in my journal; then ten years later, I expanded that memory into my book Parts."

Tedd Arnold lives in Elmira, New York, with his wife, Carol, two sons, Walter and William, two cats, Cody and Frankie, and one dog, Hershey.

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Born in Elmira, New York, Tedd grew up in a family of six with three brothers. His family lived on a farm in Pennsylvania for several years then returned to Elmira until Tedd was ten years old. His father's work then required that they move to Gainesville, Florida. There, Tedd's first art lessons in an abandoned dentist's office over the Happy Hour pool hall eventually led to a fine arts degree from the University of Florida. He and his wife, Carol, started their family in Tallahassee where Tedd worked as a commercial illustrator. Carol, a Kindergarten teacher, drew Tedd's attention to children's books. Their first son, Walter, inspired his breakthrough picture book, No Jumping on the Bed!. His second son, William, now stars in No More Water in the Tub!, a sequel to his first book. He has now published more than 30 books as author and illustrator. When not working on his books, Tedd's interests include tennis, sketching, reading, coin collecting, and the computer.

"The inspiration to begin writing and illustrating for children came from my wife, Carol. As a kindergarten teacher, she collected picture books. I was attracted to their colorful pages and the way the words and pictures played with each other, much like the captioned cartoons I had drawn when I was young.

"Perhaps the biggest surprise of my career as an author is that I'm now going back to elementary school! Visiting young readers in classrooms and libraries is something I love. Kids keep me on my toes and they ask a lot of questions. The number one question seems to be, 'Where do you getyour ideas?' It's also the hardest question to answer because every idea is different. Some ideas seem to pop out of thin air — while I'm in the shower or walking the dog. Others come from reading or research. But most of my ideas come from my family and the things they do and say.

"For instance, one time when my first son, Walter, was five years old, I found him lying on the couch, looking pale as a ghost and clutching a Bible to his chest. He was praying! When I asked what was wrong, he wouldn't answer. In fact, he wouldn't even open his mouth. My wife, Carol, finally coaxed a response from him: he pointed inside his mouth. Carol exclaimed, 'You have a loose tooth!' Walter's eyes nearly popped out with fright. We quickly assured him that it was perfectly okay for his tooth to come loose and that a new one would replace it. But Carol and I looked at each other and realized that despite all our efforts to be good parents, we had somehow completely forgotten to warn Walter that teeth fall out! He had thought he was falling apart! I made a little note in my journal; then ten years later, I expanded that memory into my book Parts."

Tedd Arnold lives in Elmira, New York, with his wife, Carol, two sons, Walter and William, two cats, Cody and Frankie, and one dog, Hershey.

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Even More Parts: Idioms from Head to Toe 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful addition to my classroom library. Great for teaching third graders about idioms!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Students love the book and it is great for teaching them the true meaning of idioms.