Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries

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 ...

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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!

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Editorial Reviews

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982636633
  • Publisher: VanitaBooks, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 1,127,347
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (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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