Thursday, July 17, 2014
REVIEW: Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather: A Book of Idioms and Silly Pictures
Author: Vanita Oelschlager
Publication date: 5.1.2009
Date read: 7.8.2014
Recommended by: NetGalley, Read 2 Review
Summary: Children are innately curious about words, especially phrases that make them laugh ("Ants in your pants!"), sound silly ("Barking up the wrong tree" or "Goosebumps") or trigger images that tickle a child's sense of the absurd ("Like a bull in a china shop."). Birds of a Feather introduces children to the magic of idioms, words that separately have one meaning, but together take on something entirely different. Birds of a Feather introduces idioms with outlandish illustrations of the words described literally. The reader then has to guess the "real" meaning of the phrases (which is upside down in the corner of each spread). At the end of the book, the reader is invited to learn more about these figures of speech.
Vanita, you had me at a flaming on your book cover. :) It didn't matter what it was about – I had to have it haha.
I loved the artwork in this book. They are silly and fun and done really well. Very cute!! Great way to teach idioms to children and the information in the back is very helpful. The kids laughed and laughed the pictures and the idioms and had a great time trying to figure things out. Loved it!!