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You're Pulling My Leg!

400 Human-Body Sayings from Head to Toe

Pat Street, Eric Brace


List Price: 8.99*
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Hardcover (1/30/2016)


Stick your nose in this book full of knee-slappers, and no expression will go over your head!

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.

Praise For You're Pulling My Leg!: 400 Human-Body Sayings from Head to Toe

"a heaping handful of English idioms, similes, metaphors, and other colorful turns of phrase. . . . Knee-slappers on every page for tenderfoot readers and writers."—Kirkus Reviews

"[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

Holiday House, 9780823437726, 48pp.

Publication Date: January 30, 2017

About the Author

Pat Street has written and edited Language Arts educational materials for many years. She also collects and writes about sayings, and has more than a million in her database! Her previous sayings book, There's a Frog in My Throat! 440 Animal Sayings a Little Bird Told Me, was a joint project with Loreen Leedy. In a starred Booklist review, it was called "more fun than a barrel of monkeys!" Pat lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband, who is also her best friend, and their two entertaining cats.

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.