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Muddy as a Duck Puddle
And Other American Similes
by Laurie Lawlor
Ethan Long, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 8 1/2 x 11 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823422296 | 03-01-2010

Grade: THIRD | Age: 6 to 10

Themes: Language Arts, Humor
Recommendations: A, K, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
K: RF.1.d
1: RI.4
3: RL.4, RL.7
4: L.5.a, L.5.b
5: RL. 4, L.5.a, L.5.b

About the Book
Real American similes are brought to life in this laugh-out-loud language arts picture book.

This collection of similes from A to Z is as zany as a chigger chased around a stump. It includes rib-tickling folk expressions from Americans of all walks of life and all parts of the country in a bodacious tribute to both our country's diversity and pioneer heritage. There is a funny simile and uproarious illustration for each letter of the alphabet.

Readers who are as curious as cats will enjoy the fascinating author's note that explores the origins of the expressions. A bibliography is included.

Check out the classroom activity sheet.

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Educators' Guide
MUDDY AS A DUCK PUDDLE AND OTHER AMERICAN SIMILES
Educator's guide featuring Language Arts classroom activities—and art and geography, too.