Sunday, July 1, 2012
Birds of a Feather by Vanita Oelschlager
Here's a delightful children's book that explains all those odd sayings you hear and use. They're called idioms and when you're young, they sound like nonsense.
VanitaBooks and Net Galley allowed me to read this ebook for review (thank you). The book has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.
Robin Hegan is the illustrator and she creates the funniest looking birds and animals you've ever seen. Her graphics enhance the funny sayings and will make your child smile.
Both the author and the illustrator had fun with this book. For example, the first page shows a goose in a car driving over bumps. Goosebumps, you see. At the bottom of the page is an explanation of the term and a sentence using it. That's upside down so you can let the child guess its use before it's revealed.
I liked this book because it teaches the child something new in fun way. (I remember my grandparents telling me these sayings; now I say them.) This is a great book for reading aloud and using in group participation. Why not get a copy and see how many sayings your children are familiar with?