You're Pulling My Leg! (Paperback)
400 Human-Body Sayings from Head to Toe
Holiday House, 9780823437726, 48pp.
Publication Date: January 30, 2017
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Ever wonder what it means to dig your heels in, or what kind of restaurant offers a knuckle sandwich? The English language is full of quirky, colorful sayings and idioms-- but some of them can be confusing, too.
That's why Pat Street and Eric Brace put their heads together to think about human body sayings. You're Pulling My Leg! introduces four hundred common sayings about body parts, pairing simple explanations with hilariously literal illustrations.
Perfect for introducing figurative language to young readers, this is also an excellent resource for English language learners of all ages. The eye-catching, cartoonish illustrations, rib-tickling jokes, and lighthearted approach will have you smiling from ear to ear-- and laughing your head off.
A note from the author explains the different types of sayings and figurative language used, and an index of body parts is included.
For more sayings, metaphors, and laugh-out-loud funny illustrations, try Pat Street's There's a Frog in My Throat! 440 Animal Sayings a Little Bird Told Me.
About the Author
Eric Brace is a Master Artist for Hallmark Cards, where he has illustrated and written funny things for over 25 years. He's been using similes, idioms, and metaphors ever since the third grade. Residing in Kansas City, Eric lives in an old house with his lovely wife, adorable boy, giant dog, spotted cat and too many fish.
Praise For You're Pulling My Leg!: 400 Human-Body Sayings from Head to Toe…
"[Readers] will undoubtedly pore over this busy volume, deriving hours of pleasure from the rich content and discovering new things each time they pick it up."—School Library Journal
"an entertaining tour, anatomical region by anatomical region, with page spreads filled with colorful spot illustrations featuring cartoon creatures acting out idioms."—Booklist