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You're Pulling My Leg!
400 Human-Body Sayings from Head to Toe
by Pat Street and Eric Brace
Eric Brace, Illustrator

Trade Binding | 48 pages | 9 x 10 7/8 | US$ 18.95
ISBN: 9780823421350 | 01-31-2016

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FOURTH | Age: 6 to 10

Themes: Humor, Poetry, Writing
Recommendations: A, K, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
RF.4.3, 4, 4a
L.4.1, 3, 3a, 4, 5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 6
RL.4.1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 10
SL.4.1, 1c, 1d, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
W.4.4, 7, 8, 9, 10

About the Book

Hip, hip hooray! Street and Brace have put their heads together and come up with a book about idioms that hits the topic right on the nose for elementary school students and English language learners.

This handy volume, a companion to the favorite There's a Frog in My Throat: 440 Animal Sayings a Little Bird Told Me, allows readers to have hundreds of idioms at their fingertips so they can stay on their toes. The rib-tickling jokes, eye-catching illustrations and an overall lighthearted approach will have kids smiling from ear to ear, if they aren't already too busy laughing their heads off at the book's knee-slapping humor.


★★★THE REVIEWS ARE IN!★★★


"Knee-slappers on every page for tenderfoot readers and writers."—Kirkus Reviews

"Worthy of a place in the nonfiction section of elementary-school libraries and classrooms, though casual reading from head to toe is likely, too."—Booklist

"[Readers] will undoubtedly pore over this busy volume, deriving hours of pleasure from the rich content and discovering new things each time they pick it up."—School Library Journal



Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. What is the author’s purpose for writing this book? How did the illustrator, Eric Brace, contribute? RL.4-5.1

2. Discuss and give examples of the literary elements of tone, style and theme in the book You’re Pulling my Leg! RL.4-5.2

3. Compare and contrast the literary elements of You’re Pulling my Leg! with those in There’s a Frog in My Throat. RL.4-5.9

4. Write a story using ten sayings from the book. Create an audio recording and share with the class. W.4-5.3, 9/SL.4-5.5

Educators' Guide
YOU'RE PULLING MY LEG! 400 Human-Body Sayings from Head to Toe
Educator's Guide. Hip, hip hooray! Street and Brace have put their heads together and come up with a book about idioms that hits the topic right on the nose for elementary school students and English language learners.