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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

Paperback | 48 pages | 9 x 10 7/8 | US$ 8.99
ISBN: 9780823437726 | 01-31-2017

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 came 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 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.

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