Eye to Eye shows 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 (Stick
Your Neck Out) or sound silly (All Ears).
Eye to Eye uses outlandish illustrations of what the words describe literally. The reader then has to guess the “real” meaning of the phrases (which are at the bottom corner of the 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. Our second, Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries (2011) uses food idioms.
Our third book, Out of the Blue (2012) dealt with idioms about colors. This will be the fourth in the series, dealing with body parts. All four are fun – and instructive.
|Product dimensions:||8.54(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.16(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 10 Years|
About 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. She and her husband
Jim received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis
Society in 2006. She won the Congressional ‘Angels in Adoption’ Award for the state of Ohio in 2007 and was named National Volunteer of the Year by the MS society in
2008. She was honored as 2009 Woman Philanthropist of the Year by the Summit
County United Way. In May 2011, Vanita received an honorary Doctor of Humane
Letters from University of Mount Union.
Prior to her publishing and writing career, Vanita taught school for 19 years and then helped her husband with his company, Oak Associates. Mother of two daughters,
stepmother to a son and daughter, she is grandmother to seven.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Oh what a delight this book is! I was immediately taken with the gorgeous illustrations! Young children are literal as they learn language and idioms are tricky phrases that they can have a difficult time diciphering. Oelschlager has compiled a list of those catchphrases that relate to our body parts and written easy-to-understand explanations for them. The pictures are silly and sure to get a laugh out of any child! From bone to pick with you to elbow grease to stick your neck out I especially appreciated the final page that included the historical background on a few of the idioms. While it would be nice to have that for every saying in the book, I'm sure they would be easy to find.
Title: Eye to Eye - A book of Body Part Idioms and Silly Pictures Author: Vanita Oelschlager Illustrator: Robin Hegan Published: 9-1-2014 Publisher: Vanita Books LLC Pages: 20 Genre: Children's Non-Fiction Sub Genre: Educational; Ages 4-10 ISBN: 13: 9781938164064 Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley Rating: 4.5 Stars I received a copy of "Eye to Eye" from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review. A fun book for you readers that takes every day common sayings, pairing them with humorous pictures and meanings behind the idiom. The little ones especially enjoyed the vibrant, bold artistry. A perfect book to share at bedtime story time. My rating for "Eye to Eye" is 4.5 out of 5 stars.
This is another book about idioms. I had no idea we used that many idioms with body parts in them but I guess we do. The illustrations are amazing. When I was teaching English as a Second Language students, we always did a unit on idioms. They loved to be able to draw the literal meaning of the expressions, then draw what they really meant to North Americans. English is such a colourful language and that is how Vanita showed it in this book. The illustrations are vibrant, fun and just plain amazing. I loved that she not only illustrated the literal meaning of the expression, but explained the actual meaning. An amazing book that every library should have a few copies of for teacher and student use. Thank you Netgalley and Vanita Books for the opportunity to read and review this book.
Brilliant and funny - idioms illustrated and explained! What a fun way to explain idioms! I really like this book and think that teachers trying to explain the meanings of idioms will be delighted with the selection in this book. Children are also likely to enjoy exploring the book for the brilliant illustrations and humour! Each double page shows an idiom, an illustration of it, explains the meaning of it and cites an example of it being used in context. The illustrations a humorous and really enhance the text! At the end of the book there is a more detailed explanation concerning idioms and examples of the historical background to three of the ones cited elsewhere in the book. A really great book which I highly recommend! Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley too for letting me read this book in exchange for this, an honest review.