With those opening lines, we’ve already encountered similes using like, similes using as, and metaphors.
Personifications, idioms, hyperboles, allusions, and much more lie ahead. But this isn’t a writing guide, it’s a picture book story about a little monster who oozes personality. The first pages leave us guessing, but kids will soon figure out, to their delight, that Moofy’s a cat. And what else could this furball of mischief be?
Fun is the order of the day, but an unobtrusive banner on each page lets interested readers know which figure of speech is being featured. This is a book a young reader and future writer can grow with.
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|Publisher:||Tilbury House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||9.50(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Eric Zelz (Bangor, ME) is a designer, illustrator, and educator who enjoys travel and hiking with his family. Eric’s illustration, design, and journalistic work has been recognized by organizations including the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Society of News Design. He is the illustrator of Pass The Pandowdy, Please and Read This Book If You Don’t Want A Story, and shares his work at www.ericzelz.com