Monday, March 25, 2013

Stubborn as a Mule

Stubborn as a Mule and Other Silly Similes (Ways to Say It)is the best simile picture book I have reviewed yet. First it uses common similes that children may have heard or will likely encounter. Second, the book is written as a story, but the author uses a style that takes time out to explain the similes in the book while continuing with the story. She explains how similes are used, the different types of ways to use them, and the origins of some of the more common similes. Having a story may make it a book that children return to after the initial reading.

This would be top on my list if I were putting together a book box of picture books covering similes and metaphors. With all the picture books out there covering the topic, I think children, parents and teachers have some wonderful resources for understanding what used to be a pretty dry textbook lesson.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like such a cute book, the cover illustration is beyond adorable.