Skin Like Milk,
Hair of Silk


Skin Like Milk, Hair of Silk:
What are Similes and Metaphors?
written by Brian Cleary
illustrated by Brian Gable

Another fun and educational title by Cleary and Gable, this one aimed at teaching similes and metaphors. Exuberant and off-beat, this title uses straightforward text and wacky cartoon illustrations to define both figures of speech and provides 15 examples of each.

School Library Journal rightly called this book "a pleasing introduction for young writers." Teachers and kids will agree. :)  This book is part of the popular Words are Categorical series. Click the link for more books in the series.

Interest Level: Grade 3-6                           Lexile Measure: 560L


Below are sample spreads from inside this Words are Categorical book:


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