Why the Banana Split: Adventures in Idioms

Why the Banana Split: Adventures in Idioms

by Rick Walton, Jimmy Holder
     
 

Teachers and parents know that teaching is more effective when kids are having fun. Rick Walton’s Language Adventures Series combines entertainment and education with eight newly revised picture books that cleverly teach grammar and usage. Kids will love the silly stories, funny illustrations, and witty wordplay. Teachers and parents will love the new

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Teachers and parents know that teaching is more effective when kids are having fun. Rick Walton’s Language Adventures Series combines entertainment and education with eight newly revised picture books that cleverly teach grammar and usage. Kids will love the silly stories, funny illustrations, and witty wordplay. Teachers and parents will love the new features: definitions at the beginning of the book and activities at the end that allow kids to apply what they’ve learned.

Titles in the series include

• Around the House, the Fox Chased the Mouse: Adventures in Prepositions

• Bullfrog Pops: Adventures in Verbs and Objects

• Herd of Cows, Flock of Sheep: Adventures in Collective Nouns

• Just Me and 6,000 Rats: Adventures in Conjunctions

• Once There Was a Bull . . . (Frog): Adventures in Compound Words

• Pig Pigger Piggest: Adventures in Comparing

• Suddenly Alligator: Adventures in Adverbs

• Why the Banana Split: Adventures in Idioms

Rick Walton is the author of more than sixty children’s books, including this best-selling language arts series. His books have been featured on the IRA Children’s Choice list, Reading Rainbow, and CBS This Morning.

More than 150,000 copies sold!

So why did the banana split? Well, for the same reason that the jackhammers hit the road, the lettuce headed out, and the jump ropes skipped town. It was even enough to make the baseball players strike out. Here's a hint: it's bigger than a breadbox. And named Rex. With Jimmy Holder's sly illustrations bringing every pun to life, Rick Walton's verbal deftness will leave readers splitting too-their sides.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423620860
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Pages:
36
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Rick Walton is the author of dozens of books for kids, including his popular books introducing language arts concepts: Once There Was a Bullfrog, Why the Banana Split, and Herd of Cows Flock of Sheep. He often plays his guitar happily. Rick and his family live in Provo, Utah. For more info visit www.rickwalton.com

Jimmy Holder lives in Pasadena, California where he illustrates lots of things. In his spare time, Jimmy likes to chase his squealing daughter Madeline around the house. They split a bananna every morning for breakfast.

Read an Excerpt

"Why are you all running away?" asked Rex. "

If you're coming, we're going," sais the dru,, just as he was ready yo beat it. "We don't want you to eat us."

"But I only eat fruit!" said Rex.

"Really?" said the drum. "In that case, HEY, EVERYONE ! COME BACK!"

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