You're Toast and Other Metaphors We Adore

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Capstone, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 24 pages
Here's a BRIGHT IDEA -- read this book! It's a PIECE OF CAKE! Even if you're sharp as a tack, metaphors can be confusing. But this colorful, silly picture book by Nancy Loewen is sure to engage and educate young readers, while teaching them about various figures of speech. A must read!

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User Review  - hollyegirard - LibraryThing

I would use this story when learning about metaphors and what they mean. This will be a interesting read to the students because they will be able to point out new metaphors and how they're used. Read full review

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I can't believe this book is published! It is awful. I bought this book to teach a lesson on metaphores to my 4th grade class, and I discover the book is completely worthless. It is a book about idioms! Idioms and metaphores are not the same and shame on the authors for presenting them as synonomous. I am horrified nobody caught this mistake before publication and shame on the author for not knowing parts of speech! Terrible. Do not buy this book! 

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About the author (2011)

Nancy Loewen writes fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Recent awards include: 2012 Minnesota Book Awards finalist (The LAST Day of Kindergarten); 2011 Bank Street's Best Children's Books of the Year (Share a Scare: Writing Your Own Scary Story); 2011 Book of Note, Tri-State Young Adult Review Committee (Stubborn as a Mule and Other Silly Similes); and 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers (Writer's Toolbox Series). She's also received awards from The American Library Association, the New York Public Library, the Independent Book Publishers Association, and the Society of School Librarians International. Nancy holds an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University, St. Paul. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and two teenage children.

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