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published: Aug 2004
ISBN:9781553374626
publisher: Kids Can Press

Monkey Business

illustrated by Wallace Edwards

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list price: $19.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
published: Aug 2004
ISBN:9781553374626
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

From a fish opening a “can of worms” to a tap-dancing octopus putting his “best foot forward,” these familiar idioms are re-imagined by award-winner Wallace Edwards in hilarious and unexpected ways.

To help readers “stay on the ball,” the idioms are used in a sentence that accompanies each illustration, and the meaning of each idiom is explained at the end of the book. Every page is so richly illustrated that it is sometimes a challenge to find the hidden monkeys --- some are more easily spotted than others!

A playful introduction to idioms, a clever eye-spy book and a gallery of stunning animal portraits, this collection is more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

About the Author
Wallace Edwards is a beloved children's book author-illustrator whose vivid imagination has transformed the world of animals and strange creatures for a generation of children. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art, he is a popular guest speaker at conferences and literary events. Wallace's awards and shortlists include the Governor General's Award, the IRA Children's Choice Award, and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award. Wallace lives in Yarker, Ontario.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 11
Grade:
1 to 6
Awards
  • Winner, Great Book Award, Canada Toy Testing Council
  • Short-listed, Childrens' Choices, International Reading Association
  • Winner, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award
  • Winner, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award
  • Winner, Book of the Year Award - Silver Medal, ForeWord Magazine
Editorial Reviews

[T]hey will enjoy the richness of both the art and our language. Teachers will find many uses for this - in English class, of course, but also for creative writing and art studies.

— Booklist

[A]n impressive collection of inventive scenes of visual comedy.

— School Library Journal, Starred Review

Teachers rejoice: a great new tool for teaching idioms has arrived. ... Richly elaborate illustrations are full of details that young readers will enjoy discovering with each subsequent reading. ... While the meanings of most of the idioms can be determined through context clues, this is still sophisticated enough for adults to share with a younger audience.

— Kirkus Reviews

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