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A SURFEIT OF SIMILES

JUSTER NORTON

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ISBN 10: 0688081398 / ISBN 13: 9780688081393
Published by WM MORROW, NY, 1989
Condition: NEAR MINT Hardcover
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BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED BY DAVID SMALL A BOOK OF SIMILES BY THE AUTHOR OF THE PHANTOM TOLL BOOTH AT OR NEAR GIFT CONDITION UNMARKED IN A BRIGHT UNCLIPPED UNRIPPED JACKET. Bookseller Inventory # 005641

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Title: A SURFEIT OF SIMILES

Publisher: WM MORROW, NY

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: HARD COVER

Illustrator: SMALL DAVID

Book Condition:NEAR MINT

Dust Jacket Condition: FINE

Edition: FIRST.

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Synopsis:

Defines the mode of comparison known as simile and provides many examples in rhyming text.

From Publishers Weekly:

It would be a grievous insult to the efforts of Juster ( The Phantom Tollbooth ) and Small ( Imogene's Antlers ) if this book were passed over by those who can't get past the grim black jacket or who categorically dismiss black-and-white illustrations before they notice each picture's hilarious content. Readers will love the rollicking batch of playful similes: "As patient as lizards / As heavy as lead/As slow as the ketchup / As safe as your bed." Small's contribution is immense; for in "As different as noses / As fickle as luck," such notable schnozzes as those of W. C. Fields and Pinocchio gather around a "Wheel of Fortune." Children will relate to many of the similes in their first encounters with the book, and can grow into the ones they don't immediately understand. And if readers finish the book without comprehending exactly what similes are, a funny lesson brackets the verse. All ages.
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