Talking Turkey and Other Cliches We Say

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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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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781404862722
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Series: Ways to Say It Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 600L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 11.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Loewen writes fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Recent awards include: 2012 Minnesota Book Awards finalist (The LAST Day of Kindergarten); 2011 Bank Street's Best Children's Books of the Year (Share a Scare: Writing Your Own Scary Story); 2011 Book of Note, Tri-State Young Adult Review Committee (Stubborn as a Mule and Other Silly Similes); and 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers (Writer's Toolbox Series). She's also received awards from The American Library Association, the New York Public Library, the Independent Book Publishers Association, and the Society of School Librarians International. Nancy holds an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University, St. Paul. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and two teenage children.
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