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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries

Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries
a book of food idioms and silly pictures
by Vanita Oelschlager
illustrated by Robin Hegan



Monkey Business by Wallace Edwards was the older child's first introduction to a picture book full of idioms. And since then, we've come across a few. And now that the younger child is beginning to appreciate idioms and expressions peculiar to English, we read Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries for fun.

From the older ones like Flat as a pancake, Your goose is cooked, Pie-in-the-sky, to newer ones like The whole enchilada, Couch potato, and Big Cheese, the book showcases fifteen idioms with silly pictures as promised in the subtitle. One double-page spread per idiom states the idiom as well as gives an explanation and usage example at the bottom of the page.

A quick read, and a fun book. The trick is to get the kids to use these expressions as much as possible in the appropriate instances.

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[image source: Net Galley]

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