Life Is a Bowl Full of Cherries (Paperback)
Vanita Books, 9780982636626, 40pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2011
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Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries show children the magic of idioms - words that separately have one meaning, but together take on something entirely different.
Children are curious about words, especially phrases that make them laugh ("Couch potato "), sound silly ("Eat your words") or trigger images that tickle a child's sense of the absurd ("Pie in the sky").
Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries uses 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.
Our first book of idioms, Birds of a Feather (2009), dealt with birds, insects or animals. Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries uses food idioms. Both are fun - and instructive.
About the Author
Praise For Life Is a Bowl Full of Cherries…
This book is not your ninth grade teacher’s English lesson on idiomatic expressions! Vanita Oelschlager and Robin Hegan’s work brings fun, laughter and life to some of the best examples of our complex and delightful language. Young children are “ripe for the picking” when it comes to literacy development, and this book is a great tool for both the home and classroom.
Katherine Y. Hatcher
Director of Lower School
Lake Ridge Academy