Even More Parts

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Chip Block, the hero of Parts, is back, and still worried about falling apart based on the things he hears. This time he’s made a list of all the strange, crazy things he’s heard people say: “I lost my head.” “My nose is running.” “I sang my heart out. . . .” It’s scary stuff, but he has a plan for making sure he doesn’t accidentally leave any of his parts behind. A hilarious sequel to the wildly popular Parts and More Parts.

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Overview

Chip Block, the hero of Parts, is back, and still worried about falling apart based on the things he hears. This time he’s made a list of all the strange, crazy things he’s heard people say: “I lost my head.” “My nose is running.” “I sang my heart out. . . .” It’s scary stuff, but he has a plan for making sure he doesn’t accidentally leave any of his parts behind. A hilarious sequel to the wildly popular Parts and More Parts.

A young boy is worried about what will happen to his body when he hears such expressions as "I'm tongue-tied," "don't give me any of your lip," and "I put my foot in my mouth."

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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803729384
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/2/2004
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 429,084
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 9.74 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2009

    Even More Parts

    Wonderful addition to my classroom library. Great for teaching third graders about idioms!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2009

    Even More Parts

    Students love the book and it is great for teaching them the true meaning of idioms.

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