The Cat's Pajamas (Hardcover)

By Wallace Edwards, Wallace Edwards (Illustrator)

Kids Can Press, 9781554533084, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2010

List Price: 18.95*
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Description

From the acclaimed Wallace Edwards comes his second collection of idioms, a companion to the award-winning Monkey Business.

The Cat's Pajamas depicts 26 idioms, bringing new meaning to familiar sayings and tickling your funny bone with a surreal illustration on each page. To ensure you get the hang of it, each expression is used in a sentence and explained at the back of the book. And if you look closely you'll discover a cat hidden in every painting; some cats are a piece of cake to find, others may require you to use your noodle.

A gorgeously illustrated eye-spy book and a unique introduction to idioms, this book is truly the cat's meow.


About the Author

Wallace Edwards is a commissioned artist, as well as a freelance illustrator for books and magazines. He lives in Yarker, Ontario, near Kingston.

Wallace Edwards is a commissioned artist, as well as a freelance illustrator for books and magazines. He lives in Yarker, Ontario, near Kingston.



Praise For The Cat's Pajamas

Many young readers are (rightly) allergic to anything that can be described as "exquisite", but there is no better word for The Cat's Pajamas.—Quill & Quire, Starred Review

Who hasn't used a phrase like "cool your heels" or "it's a piece of cake"? This book cleverly interprets 26 idioms with meticulous paintings.—Kirkus Reviews

This is a useful book to introduce this figure of speech to older kids; it will make them laugh as they tease out what each entry actually means.—School Library Journal

This grouping illustrates figures of speech with outlandish sentences that use and (usually) define them, as well as richly worked paintings.—Publishers Weekly