Why the Banana Split: Adventures in Idioms (Language Adventures Book)

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9781423620860: Why the Banana Split: Adventures in Idioms (Language Adventures Book)

Teachers and parents know that teaching is more effective when kids are having fun. Rick Walton’s Language Adventures Series combines entertainment and education with eight newly revised picture books that cleverly teach grammar and usage. Kids will love the silly stories, funny illustrations, and witty wordplay. Teachers and parents will love the new features: definitions at the beginning of the book and activities at the end that allow kids to apply what they’ve learned.

Titles in the series include

• Around the House, the Fox Chased the Mouse: Adventures in Prepositions

• Bullfrog Pops: Adventures in Verbs and Objects

• Herd of Cows, Flock of Sheep: Adventures in Collective Nouns

• Just Me and 6,000 Rats: Adventures in Conjunctions

• Once There Was a Bull . . . (Frog): Adventures in Compound Words

• Pig Pigger Piggest: Adventures in Comparing

• Suddenly Alligator: Adventures in Adverbs

• Why the Banana Split: Adventures in Idioms

Rick Walton is the author of more than sixty children’s books, including this best-selling language arts series. His books have been featured on the IRA Children’s Choice list, Reading Rainbow, and CBS This Morning.

More than 150,000 copies sold!

So why did the banana split? Well, for the same reason that the jackhammers hit the road, the lettuce headed out, and the jump ropes skipped town. It was even enough to make the baseball players strike out. Here's a hint: it's bigger than a breadbox. And named Rex. With Jimmy Holder's sly illustrations bringing every pun to life, Rick Walton's verbal deftness will leave readers splitting too-their sides.

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From the Inside Flap:

Why the Banana Split It's the question on everyone's mind: just why did the banana split? Here's a clue: it's for the same reason that the jump ropes skipped town, the jackhammers hit the road, and the cows mooooved on. And it's got nothing to do with ice cream. Give up? Then grab your best puns and get ready to enter Rick Walton's latest word-play adventure. You'll discover so many ways to split, exit, vamoose, disappear, skedaddle, scram--well, go--that you just might wish you could stay longer. Rick Walton is the author of Once There Was a Bull ... frog, You Don't Always Get What You Hope For, and Pig, Pigger, Piggest (also illustrated by Jimmy Holder), all, as it happens, from Gibbs Smith, Publisher Rick Walton is the author, the writer, the creator of over thirty books for kids. He, his wife, Ann, and their four children love to travel. They're happy in their home in Provo, Utah, where Rex is welcome anytime, but whenever they can, they take off for Hawaii, head back east, hit the road for Yellowstone, or run off to Disneyland. They also love to eat bananas. Jimmy Holder lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Suzanne, and two-year-old daughter, Madeleine, where he illustrates lots of things, including this second book for Rick Walton. In his spare time, Jimmy likes to chase a squealing Madeleine around the house. They split a banana every morning for breakfast.

From the Back Cover:

New Educational Edition

Includes learning activites and definitions to help your child excel at language arts.

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