Book Title: There's a Frog in My Throat : 440 Animal Sayings a Little Bird Told Me
Author: Marvin Terban
Format: Paperback | 48 pages
Publication Date: 15 Mar 2004
Have you heard the buzz? Kids book experts Pat Street and Loreen Leedy worked like dogs (that is, they worked very hard) to pull a rabbit out of a hat (do something amazing) and create this hilarious, comprehensive introduction to similes, metaphors, and idioms.
Pairing hilariously literal illustrations--like a duck in scrubs for a quack, or a hen's chicken scratch handwriting--with simple explanations of the expressions, There's a Frog In My Throat! introduces more than four hundred common sayings, and puts them into easy-to-understand context. Each page is packed with cartoonish illustrations and intriguing expressions.
Readers will be drawn like a moth to a flame to this fascinating book, equal parts reference and entertainment. Perfect for readers starting to study figurative language and use it in their own writings, or for English language learners of all ages, this picture book is the bee's knees--it's terrific!
For more expressive, idiomatic sayings, check out Pat Street's You're Pulling My Leg!, too--quick as a bunny!
An ALA Notable Book
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year