Talking Turkey and Other Cliches We Say

Talking Turkey and Other Cliches We Say

by Nancy Loewen, Adam Watkins
     
 

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Feeling under the weather? Don't throw in the towel. Chin up! This book is your dream come true. For more cliches, look inside.

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Feeling under the weather? Don't throw in the towel. Chin up! This book is your dream come true. For more cliches, look inside.

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Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
Trish and Faye are true blue friends who are as thick as thieves. Trish gets her socks knocked off when she discovers that Faye has tickets to attend the Bonus Brothers concert at the fair. When the friends stop at the concession stands, Trish buys cotton candy to satisfy her sweet tooth and Trish gets too much to eat because her eyes are bigger than her stomach. Trish keeps the tickets right at her fingertips, so when a goat reaches across the fence and eats them, the girls are crushed. The bottom has dropped out their world until the Bonus Brothers themselves appear to save the day with replacement tickets. An activity page near the end invites readers to act out common cliches in a game similar to charades. The cartoonlike illustrations exaggerate the cliches and sometimes show what they would look like if taken literally. Explanations and possible derivations of these figures of speech appear in inset boxes and other shapes. Includes a bibliography and an index. A fun introduction to these figures of speech. Part of the "Ways to Say It" series. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404862722
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Series:
Ways to Say It Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
11.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
600L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Nancy Loewen has published many books for kids. She’s a two-time Minnesota Book Award finalist (Four to the Pole and The LAST Day of Kindergarten) and the recipient of a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers (Writer’s Toolbox series). She holds an MFA from Hamline University in St. Paul. Nancy has two children and lives near Minneapolis. To learn more, visit www. nancyloewen.com.

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