Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries

Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries

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by Vanita Oelschlager
     
 

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Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries show children the magic of idioms – words that separately have one meaning, but together take on something entirely different.
Children are curious about words, especially phrases that make them laugh (“Couch potato!”), sound silly (“Eat your words”) or trigger images that tickle a child’s

Overview

Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries show children the magic of idioms – words that separately have one meaning, but together take on something entirely different.
Children are curious about words, especially phrases that make them laugh (“Couch potato!”), sound silly (“Eat your words”) or trigger images that tickle a child’s sense of the absurd (“Pie in the sky”).
Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries uses 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.
Our first book of idioms, Birds of a Feather (2009), dealt with birds, insects or animals. Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries uses food idioms. Both are fun – and instructive!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

This book is not your ninth grade teacher’s English lesson on idiomatic expressions!  Vanita Oelschlager and Robin Hegan’s work brings fun, laughter and life to some of the best examples of our complex and delightful language.  Young children are “ripe for the picking” when it comes to literacy development, and this book is a great tool for both the home and classroom.

 

Katherine Y. Hatcher

Director of Lower School

Lake Ridge Academy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982636633
Publisher:
VanitaBooks, LLC
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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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Life Is a Bowl Full of Cherries 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
megHan-sHena More than 1 year ago
Life Is a Bowl Full of Cherries I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.  No other consideration was offered, expected or received. I have really enjoyed Vanita Oelschlager's books.  The first one that I read was her first idiom book, Birds of a Feather.  It was a lot of fun and had some great artistry.  I love idioms and find them so much fun to use with children, so when I saw that this one was available as well - a book on food idioms -  I grabbed it up.  To make the book even better, Robin Hegan has added in some cute and funny illustrations to go with each one. The kids laughed and laughed at this one and had a lot of fun trying to figure out what was really meant by them.  They also took time to try to draw their own pictures for some of the other idioms we discussed. A great teaching aid for young children.
xElleMarkovx More than 1 year ago
This book is about idioms, you know, those little phrases that are so common in out language now days. Children will learn phrases like "packed like sardines" or "couch potato". I recommend this book for children between the ages of 4 and 6. Its not very long and the drawing are very amusing, which is important for young children. The book could have been a little longer, but other than that it was good. Rating 3.5 out of 5 Read@Book