- Age Range: 6 - 9 years
- Grade Level: 1 - 4
- Hardcover: 48 pages
- Publisher: Holiday House; 1st edition (March 1, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0823417743
- ISBN-13: 978-0823417742
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.4 x 11.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 39 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #944,679 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There's a Frog in My Throat!: 440 Animal Sayings a Little Bird Told Me Hardcover – March 1, 2003
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Grade 2-6-Like a moth to a flame, readers will be drawn to this entertaining book. The sayings are loosely grouped by types of animals-domestic, barnyard, winged, etc.-and each adage is accompanied by a short definition. For example, "It's raining cats and dogs. It's raining hard." Numerous sayings are scattered over each spread and illustrated with small, full-color pictures in a variety of styles. While this format might seem overwhelming at first glance, children will pore over the pages. The collaboration of text and art makes the volume lively and humorous. The index is arranged by animal rather than by adage. This title is perfect for anyone who wonders about the meaning of everyday expressions, and it makes a good language reference tool. Readers might come to this book for a specific saying, but will find themselves captivated by the engaging text and great illustrations.
Susan Marie Pitard, formerly at Weezie Library for Children, Nantucket Atheneum, MA
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*Starred Review* Gr. 2-5. This book is just ducky! It's the cat's pajamas! In fact, it's more fun than a barrel of monkeys! These enthusiastic endorsements are among the many animal expressions defined in this unusual collection that maximizes the humor of sayings that are common to English usage but nonsensical if taken literally. And take them literally Leedy does in her hilarious art. A "social butterfly" wears a party hat and has a balloon; a "clotheshorse" is a handsome stallion, in a top hat and men's shoes, shown tying a tie. Even the page numbers are part of the fun; the number for page 24 appears in a 24-karat gold egg lying beneath the goose that laid it. This same bird is pictured with a thought bubble in which she imagines herself served on a silver platter: "My goose is cooked." The illustrations continuously work together in this way--up, down, and across the double-page spreads, which are loosely arranged by themes according to their animal subjects, from house pets to farm stock to wild critters. To round things out, each boldface figure of speech or phase is accompanied by a succinct explanation, making the book useful for classroom enrichment as well as great fun for personal enjoyment. Even children older than the target audience will agree that this is, indeed, a volume to crow about! Ellen Mandel
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My daughter is in college now. Her best college friend is a young woman who is also on the spectrum. She recently mentioned that she had a very difficult time with idioms. So naturally I got her a copy of this book! It's suitable for any age really.
In fact, a family from Austria moved in next door. The father expressed concern over not understanding American idioms. You guessed it! Right back to this book. That it is a colorful children's book is not off-putting to adults. On the contrary, it is extremely helpful.