Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Picture Book Review: Birds of a Feather

Children are innately curious about words, especially phrases that make them laugh ("Ants in your pants!"), sound silly ("Barking up the wrong tree" or "Goosebumps") or trigger images that tickle a child's sense of the absurd ("Like a bull in a china shop"). Birds of a Feather introduces children to the magic of idioms - words that separately have one meaning, but together take on something entirely different.
Birds of a Feather introduces idioms with 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.

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5 Stars

This is a wonderful book helping young children to understand idioms. The illustrations are comical but at the bottom of each picture is an explanation of what the phrase really means. Birds of a Feather would also be excellent for children or adults with developmental delays and ESL students. This should be on the shelf of every special education classroom!

I usually like to keep this section all free printables and ideas but I couldn't find even a free idiom coloring page! So, these items are not expensive, but not free.

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