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The Cat's Pajamas is a fanciful, often surreal, and always humorous
collection of illustrations depicting literal depictions of idioms
(like: 'having a frog in one's throat', a task being 'a piece of cake',
etc). An explanation of each idiom is included at the end. School Library Journal
rightly called the illustrations "patently ridiculous" but also
promises that "this is a useful book to introduce [idioms] to older
kids" who will be able to tease out the meanings a bit more easily than
This is actually Wallace Edward's second book of elaborately illustrated illustrations of idioms (other book).
Interest Level: 4th grade - 7th grade
realize it's hard to read the text on these small sample pages. To give
you an idea of the text, here's what the first image reads: "On
the day of his art show, Vincent was so nervous he didn't
know if he was coming
The work of art carried by Vincent shows himself going in the opposite
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