Quick as a Cricket by
Audrey Wood; illustrated by Don Wood
classic title is also a good pick for teaching similes, although we
prefer the title above (My
Heart is Like a Zoo) because the level of the similes is a
bit more appropriate for older kids. This book is loaded with
simile examples, but they are more simple and fancidful (ie: I'm as
small as an ant.) Either is a good choice!
Below are two sample spreads from inside Quick as a Cricket. Our
little reproductions here aren't very good. We'll work on getting better
copies. However, these sample pages should give you an idea of the inside of the book nonetheless.