Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Muddy As A Duck Puddle and other American similies by Laurie Lawlor

Lawlor, Laurie Muddy As A Duck Puddle and other American similies, 32 pages, Holiday House; Language~G, Sexual Content~G; Violence~G

Do you remember the definition of a simile? For those who don’t remember here is a basic definition: “a figure of speech that compares two different things, actions, descriptions, or feelings. Most similes are introduced by as or like.”(definition provided by Muddy As A Duck Puddle)

This book takes the reader through an alphabet of similes. Some are familiar and others are confusing. However, even if you don’t quite get the simile, the wonderful illustrations by Ethan Long help you to understand what is being compared. This book will be an excellent tool for anyone teaching similes, but I don’t see it gaining wide appeal among your average reader.

ELM OPTIONAL Allison Madsen~Teen Librarian-SJO Public Librarian

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