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Explains the meaning of some common sayings, and shows how to use each idiom correctly.
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The Sayings and Phrases series continues its march through the unforgiving tangle of strange English-language sayings. The books in this latest set are interchangeable; they all feature an alphabetically ordered list of sayings apparently chosen at random. A short definition of idiom starts each volume (“Some idioms seem silly. Many of them don’t make much sense . . . at first”), but, unfortunately, there is no back matter at all. This is a missed opportunity, as one of the most enjoyable parts of idioms is reading their origins. Instead, Klingel simply lists the saying, supplies a short scenario (usually occurring between a child and an adult) that provides an explanatory context (delivered clearly but without much humor), and concludes with the idiom in question. Then, in larger font, the meaning is explicated. Beside each entry, Gallagher-Cole provides a delightfully wrongheaded visualization of each phrase. Don’t Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth! shows a loose cannon with a fleeing (and lit!) cannon. A little haphazard, but just the thing for navigating the linguistics of the adult world—and very handy for English-language learners, too. Grades 1-3. --Daniel Kraus
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Book Description Child's World. No binding. Condition: New. Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator). 24 pages. Dimensions: 9.8in. x 8.1in. x 0.3in.Kids learn the meaning behind some of the more unusual (and sometimes unclear) common expressions used in everyday language. Includes full-color illustrations, table of contents and author and illustrator profiles. 24 pages This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Library Binding. Seller Inventory # 9781602532069
Book Description Child's World, 2009. Library Binding. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1602532060
Book Description The Childs World Inc, 2009. School and Library Binding. Condition: Brand New. 24 pages. 8.75x9.75x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # xr1602532060
Book Description The Childs World Inc, 2009. Condition: New. Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1602532060
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