An introduction to six common figures of speech -- metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, personification, alliteration, and hyperbole -- with guidelines for their use and numerous illustrative examples.
Gr 4-6-An enjoyable and informative title. Terban introduces metaphors, similies, onomatopeia, alliteration, hyperbole, and personification. Maestro's cartoons reinforce the material and help readers to understand the concepts fully. Like the pair's other collaborative efforts on the English language, such as Superdupers! (1989), Mad as a Wet Hen (1987), I Think I Thought (1984, all Clarion), this one makes working with words play. Upon using this humorously presented book, children will truly improve their styles of writing.-Molly Godley, Seagate Elementary School, Naples, FL
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
October 18, 1993
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