Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Birds of a Feather: A Book of Idioms and Silly Pictures

Title: Birds of a Feather: A Book of Idioms and Silly Pictures

Author: Vanita Oelschlager

Genre: Children's

Rating: 5 out of 5 fairies

Synopsis: Children are innately curious about words, especially phrases that make them laugh ("Ants in your pants!"), sound silly ("Barking up the wrong tree" or "Goosebumps") or trigger images that tickle a child's sense of the absurd ("Like a bull in a china shop"). Birds of a Feather introduces children to the magic of idioms words that separately have one meaning, but together take on something entirely different. Birds of a Feather introduces idioms with outlandish illustrations of what the words describe literally. The reader then has to guess the "real" meaning of the phrases (which is upside down in the corner of each spread). At the end of the book, the reader is invited to learn more about these figures of speech.

Review: If I could give this book more than five stars I would. The illustrations were funny and well done. Each idiom was explained in a way that children could understand. I'll definitely be buying this book for me and my friends. Parents and children alike will love this book. 

Where to buy: Amazon

About the Author: Vanita Oelschlager is a wife, mother, grandmother, former teacher, current caregiver and, for almost ten years, author and poet.
She was born and raised near Pittsburgh. She is a graduate of Mt. Union College in Alliance, Ohio, where she currently serves as a Trustee.
She has also supported and helped Jim as he built Oak Associates, Ltd. into a successful investment management firm.
Today, as an accomplished author, Vanita shares openly the experiences that she, Jim and their families have had with multiple sclerosis. She has likened MS to living with an elephant, one that won't go away or be ignored. Together, she and Jim have found ways to live with this "elephant" and to share some of the larger lessons about life they've learned through the disease. 

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