There's a Frog in My Throat

440 Animal Sayings a Little Bird Told Me
Author(s): 
Loreen Leedy
Pat Street
Copyright: 
2003
Publisher: 
Holiday House
Number of pages: 
48 pages
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This is a clever, very colorful picture book with a simple purpose. It illustrates, with funny little cartoon illustrations, hundreds (440 to be exact) of common expressions in the English language that involve animals, such as:

"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."
"Mad as a hornet."
"I have butterflies in my stomach."
"You're putting the cart before the horse."

A short definition of the phrase's meaning is also included.

This is a fun idea for exploring our language and it's amazing just how many expressions fit into this category? I like how there's a certain connectivity between different themes and they modernized some old-fashioned clip-art for some of the illustrations.

This will be enjoyed by preschoolers all the way through the elementary school years.

Review Date: 
6-27-2009
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