My Teacher Likes to Say
and other series books


This series by Denise Brennan-Nelson focuses on common maxims, idioms, proverbs, and cliches. Each double page spread includes a rhyme, a detailed painting depicting a literal interpretation of the phrase and a short description of its origins.  My Teacher Likes to Say is the title most fitting for classroom use, as it features phrases often spoken by elementary teachers (ie: ants in your pants, great minds think alike, etc).

While not our favorites from this list, the books in this series are kinda fun.

Interest Level:   1st grade - 4th grade

Books in this series:



Sample spreads from inside these books:


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