Your Foot's on My Feet!: And Other Tricky Nouns

 
9781439561256: Your Foot's on My Feet!: And Other Tricky Nouns
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Tongue-twisting verses and rib-tickling illustrations make it fun to learn the correct plurals of more than ninety irregular nouns.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Marvin Terban's popular wordplay books for Clarion include IN A PICKLE AND OTHER FUNNY IDIOMS and TO HOT TO HOOT: FUNNY PALINDROME RIDDLES. He lives in New York City.

Giulio Maestro is an author and artist who has illustrated more than 100 books for young readers, including Marvin Terban's GUPPIES IN TUXEDOS: FUNNY EPONYMS and IT FIGURES! FUN FIGURES OF SPEECH. He lives with his wife, Betsy, in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 1-4 Unlike most of Terban's language books (such as In a Pickle & Other Funny Idioms 1983 and Too Hot to Hoot 1985, both Clarion), this one, with its drier content, is suited more specifically to classroom use. The plural forms of about 90 irregular nouns are presented straightforwardly but with humor. Implicitly communicated is the rich diversity of the English language. Maestro's two-color illustrations are clever and enhance and extend the text. Terban divides the nouns among those that change their endings (elf/elves); those that change in the middle (foot/feet); those that do not change at all (moose/moose); those that have more than one plural (wharfs/wharves); and oddities, such as paraphenalia, chassis, etc. He even includes a discussion of the sexism in using man/men in so many words and explains that people is now often used to solve that problem. For language buffs and for teachers who wish for a creative aid in explaining the various plural forms, this is a good choice. Deborah Vose, Brooklyn Friends School Library
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 15.95
US$ 260.58

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780618191666: Your Foot's on My Feet!: And Other Tricky Nouns

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0618191666 ISBN 13:  9780618191666
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers, 2008
Softcover

9780899194134: Your Foot's on My Feet: And Other Tricky Nouns

Sandpiper, 1986
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Marvin Terban
ISBN 10: 1439561257 ISBN 13: 9781439561256
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2008. Condition: New. Giulio Maestro (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1439561257

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 260.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds