Monday, April 2, 2012

Review: Out of the Blue by Vanita Oelschlager


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Out of the Blue shows children the magic of idioms - words that separately have one meaning, but together take on something entirely different. Children are curious about words, especially phrases that make them laugh ("Tickled Pink"), sound silly ("Shrinking Violet") or trigger images that tickle a child's sense of the absurd ("A Red Letter Day"). Out of the Blue uses outlandish illustrations of what the words describe literally.
MY TAKE:

I enjoyed this book.

Out of the Blue's strength is the hilarious drawings that take idioms literally. There are also explanations for each idiom that are written upside down at the bottom of the page. There's also additional information about idioms at the end of the book.

Thanks to NetGalley and VanitaBooks LLC for the e-ARC. Publication date of Out of the Blue is May 1, 2012.

THE GOOD:
  1. Good learning tool for kids.
  2. Cute illustrations.
  3. Explanations are present.
THE BAD:
  1. Too short.
FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
In the pink
READ IT IF:
  1. You want to teach your child about idioms.
  2. You like cute picture books.
  3. You want a book that you can read with your child.
RATING:
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