It Figures!: Fun Figures of Speech

It Figures!: Fun Figures of Speech

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by Marvin Terban, Giulio Maestro
     
 
An introduction to six common figures of speech -- metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, personification, alliteration, and hyperbole -- with guidelines for their use and numerous illustrative examples. "Upon using this humorously presented book, children will truly improve their styles of writing." -- School Library Journal

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An introduction to six common figures of speech -- metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, personification, alliteration, and hyperbole -- with guidelines for their use and numerous illustrative examples. "Upon using this humorously presented book, children will truly improve their styles of writing." -- School Library Journal

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
In this second of Mr. Terban's words on words, he expounds on similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, and the like.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-An enjoyable and informative title. Terban introduces metaphors, similies, onomatopeia, alliteration, hyperbole, and personification. Maestro's cartoons reinforce the material and help readers to understand the concepts fully. Like the pair's other collaborative efforts on the English language, such as Superdupers! (1989), Mad as a Wet Hen (1987), I Think I Thought (1984, all Clarion), this one makes working with words play. Upon using this humorously presented book, children will truly improve their styles of writing.-Molly Godley, Seagate Elementary School, Naples, FL
From the Publisher
"Upon using this humorously presented book, children will truly improve their styles of writing." School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395615843
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/18/1993
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.35(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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From the Publisher
"Upon using this humorously presented book, children will truly improve their styles of writing." School Library Journal

Meet the Author

Marvin Terban's popular wordplay books for Clarion include IN A PICKLE AND OTHER FUNNY IDIOMS and TO HOT TO HOOT: FUNNY PALINDROME RIDDLES. He lives in New York City.

Giulio Maestro is an author and artist who has illustrated more than 100 books for young readers, including Marvin Terban's GUPPIES IN TUXEDOS: FUNNY EPONYMS and IT FIGURES! FUN FIGURES OF SPEECH. He lives with his wife, Betsy, in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

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