December 2, 2010

Creative Idioms

The Cat's Pajamas
by Wallace Edwards

An idiom, as defined at the beginning of this wonderfully creative book, is an expression that can't be translated literally. Wallace Edwards uses his fantastic animal portraits to illustrate 26 common idioms. A lion getting his mane blasted while facing the music, a camel actually cooling her heels while waiting for a train, and a bored cow on a surfboard going with the flow are some of the clever ways of uncovering the idioms' meanings. To ensure readers get the hang of it, the idioms are explained in detail at the back of the book. To add to the fun, a cat is hidden in every painting. So jump in and give this book a whirl. You'll find that idioms are a piece of cake!

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